China's Xi says free trade important engine for development

Reuters News
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Posted: May 13, 2017 9:57 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that free trade is an important engine for development as he opened a summit on China's new Silk Road plan.

The world economy needs new drivers for development, Xi added.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Yawen Chen; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Randy Fabi)