Xi Jinping urges Apec to defend globalisation amid US trade war


President Xi Jinping said China was committed to giving more market access to foreign companies as he criticised protectionism and called on the Asia-Pacific nations to protect the global trade system amid ongoing trade tensions with the United States.
Addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, Xi also defended China’s Belt and Road Initiative, insisting it was neither a closed club nor a debt trap.
Xi told delegates: “The world is…


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