China pledges to expand market access at annual trade fair amid foreign criticism


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China will broaden market access and increase imports, its premier said at a trade exhibition in Shanghai on Sunday, despite criticism from European corporations that want to see more visible improvements in the country’s economic environment. Li Qiang stated during the opening ceremony of the annual China International Import Expo that the country was dedicated to opening up its economy and that imports of products and services would total $17 trillion over the next five years. “No matter how the world changes, China’s pace of opening up will never stall, and its determination to share development opportunities with the world...