November 14, 2019 / 2:56 PM / a month ago

China's Xi says economic globalisation encountering setbacks

China's President Xi Jinping greets the media prior to the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

BRASILIA (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that protectionism, unilateralism and differences of governance systems are causes for concern.

Speaking at the annual summit of the BRICS leading emerging economies, Xi said economic globalisation is encountering setbacks. “We must stand up to protectionism and uphold the WTO multilateral system,” he said.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle, Editing by Franklin Paul

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