March 25, 2017 / 4:01 AM / 10 months ago

Globalisation is a reality, not matter of choice - China's bank governor

BOAO, China (Reuters) - Globalisation is a reality for all countries, and is not a matter of choice, the People’s Bank of China’s governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, on Saturday.

Zhou hopes to see clearer language on free trade and globalisation at a G20 summit in July, the Chinese central bank governor said at the Boao Forum for Asia.

This month, G20 finance ministers and central bankers dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open in their communique issued after a gathering in Germany, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States.

Reporting by Elias Glenn; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Robert Birsel

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