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International relations

China seeks to accelerate trade talks with Japan, South Korea, EU

In Shanghai, Xi stresses need to combat unilateralism by 'tearing down walls'

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- President Xi Jinping said China was willing to sign trade deals with more countries, as he pledged to further lower tariffs and transaction costs to boost imports into the world's second-largest economy.

In an address at the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday, Xi said that China's huge middle income group provided "unlimited potential."

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