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China's Xi says free trade important engine for development
May 14, 2017 / 2:02 AM / 4 months ago

China's Xi says free trade important engine for development

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that free trade is an important engine for development as he opened a summit on China’s new Silk Road plan.

The world economy needs new drivers for development, Xi added.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Yawen Chen; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Randy Fabi

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