Zhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon SongZhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon Song
Zhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon Song

China’s trade ministry edits trade war out of minister’s speech – but makes US ties a priority for 2019

  • Transcript of speech at annual work planning meeting is published with sections removed, but commerce ministry puts onus on relations with the US
  • Ministry also vows to use further import expos and free-trade zones to boost imports of products China needs

Topic |   US-China trade war
Zhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon SongZhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon Song
Zhong Shan vowed in the incomplete speech transcript to “promote all-round opening” in 2019. Photo: Simon Song
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