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China says to import $2 trillion in products from Belt & Road countries over five years
May 14, 2017 / 6:33 AM / 3 months ago

China says to import $2 trillion in products from Belt & Road countries over five years

People listen to Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, May 14, 2017.Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will import $2 trillion worth of products from countries participating in its Belt and Road initiative over the next five years, Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said at a summit on the program.

He also said China will promote free trade talks and push forward with negotiations to form the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a China-backed trading pact.

Reporting by Elias Glenn; Writing by Tony Munroe; Editing by Randy Fabi

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