Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua
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Bigger middle class in 15-year plan can only make China stronger

  • As well as closing the wealth gap, the move by Xi Jinping would entrench the country as a dominant market force on the world stage and open the door to further reform

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the opening ceremony of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit via video on November 27. Photo: Xinhua
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