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A screen shows China's Premier Li Keqiang delivering a government work report during the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Sunday. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

China vows to build 'new type' of global relations

Premier's speech a renunciation of economic nationalism under Trump

MARIKO TAI, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday that his country intends to be a leader in building a "new type" of international relations, while attacking the rise of economic protectionism in a pointed criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump.

"There are many uncertainties about the direction of the major economies' policies and their spillover effects," Li said during his opening remarks at the annual general session of the National People's Congress.

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