An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters
An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters

China’s commerce ministry counts high cost of courting trade deals

  • Overseas trips go over budget for officials attending negotiations, international summits and trade promotions
  • Beijing seeks to speed up deals to offset trade pressure from US

Topic |   US-China trade war
An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters
An official prepares a podium for Chinese President Xi Jinping at last year’s Apec summit, one of 591 overseas events involving China’s commerce ministry in 2018. Photo: Reuters
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