China's President Xi Jinping’s speech is broadcast to the media centre at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters

Xi seeks to bolster confidence in face of trade war: China economy is an ocean, can weather any storm

  • President tells China International Import Expo that nation’s economy is ‘big as an ocean’ and can’t be overwhelmed by ‘storms and torrents’
  • Comments seek to calm jitters over stand-off with US and signs US$12 trillion economy is losing momentum
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China's President Xi Jinping’s speech is broadcast to the media centre at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.