Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFEXi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China and Spain oppose protectionism as Xi Jinping touts belt and road plan

  • After talks in Madrid, two sides say they will promote market opening, remove trade barriers and support ‘rules-based multilateral system’
  • Spain acknowledges potential of China’s new Silk Road but has yet to sign up

Topic |   European Union
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFEXi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pedro Sanchez after their meeting in Madrid on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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