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China says to import $2 trillion in products from Belt & Road countries over five years
May 14, 2017 / 6:43 AM / 7 months ago

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

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 programme.

Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan delivers his speech during the opening ceremony for the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/How Hwee Young/Pool

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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