Thursday, November 29, 2018
China will widen market access for foreign investors and step up protection of intellectual property rights, China's President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday ahead of the G20 meeting of world leaders in Argentina.
Speaking before the Spanish upper house of parliament during a two-day stop in Madrid, President Xi also said China planned to import US$10-trillion worth of goods over the next five years.
"China will make efforts to open, even more, its doors to the exterior world and we will make efforts to streamline access to markets in the areas of investment and protect intellectual property," he said.
Mr. Xi made no reference to U.S. President Donald Trump, who on Monday said he expected to move ahead with raising tariffs on US$200-billion in Chinese imports to 25 per cent from the current 10 per cent.