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Nov 05, 2018 09:26 PM
ECONOMY

Update: Xi Vows to Expand Imports, Protect Intellectual Property

Cargo gets loaded and unloaded on Oct. 12 at a port container terminal in East China's Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
Cargo gets loaded and unloaded on Oct. 12 at a port container terminal in East China's Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG

President Xi Jinping renewed a pledge to increase China’s imports, lower trade barriers, and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) while also lashing out at countries who point their fingers at Beijing’s policies without doing anything to improve their own business environment.

Xi spoke at the opening of China’s first national import expo on Monday, an event aimed at showcasing the country’s commitment to globalization amid a bitter trade dispute with the U.S.

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