April 16, 2018 / 11:19 AM / in a year

China's Xi says rising protectionism adds risks and uncertainty in world economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets World Economic Forum (WEF) Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China April 16, 2018. Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said rising protectionism adds risks and uncertainty in the world’s economy, state media reported on Monday.

Xi’s comments were made to Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), media said.

Xi also said it was necessary for both sides to strengthen cooperation and work together in pursuit of new driving forces for global economic growth, and find out practical and feasible proposals to address global challenges.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill

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