China's Xi says world's multilateral trade system must be protected


  • World
  • Friday, 7 Jun 2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Friday for world powers to protect the global multilateral trade system and said it was important to find a solution to trade disputes despite disagreements.

Speaking at the St Petersburg economic forum, Xi said China supported globalisation and described it as a historical trend that remained intact.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Polina Ivanova)