China's Xi Jinping warns against protectionism in apparent swipe at US

President tells Apec the major regional trade pact signed on Sunday, which excludes the US, will drive global growth President Xi Jinping has pegged China as the pivot point for global free trade, vowing to keep his “super-sized” economy open and warning against protectionism in a global economy eviscerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buoyed by the signing of the world’s largest trade pact over the weekend, Xi said the Asia-Pacific is the “forerunner driving global growth” in a world hit by “multiple challenges”, including coronavirus. Continue reading...

President tells Apec the major regional trade pact signed on Sunday, which excludes the US, will drive global growth President Xi Jinping has pegged China as the pivot point for global free trade, vowing to keep his “super-sized” economy open and warning against protectionism in a global economy eviscerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Buoyed by the signing of the world’s largest trade pact over the weekend, Xi said the Asia-Pacific is the “forerunner driving global growth” in a world hit by “multiple challenges”, including coronavirus. Continue reading...