President Xi Jinping used his speech in Beijing to underline China’s free-trade credentials and called for “cooperation, not confrontation” between nations. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping makes fresh promises to open China’s economy and boost imports

  • Xi says China has made long-term commitment to buy US$30 trillion worth of goods and US$10 trillion worth of services in next 15 years
  • Xi backs globalisation and attacks unilateralism, but he does not single out US or Donald Trump
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President Xi Jinping used his speech in Beijing to underline China’s free-trade credentials and called for “cooperation, not confrontation” between nations. Photo: Reuters
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Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.