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ic and trade consultations, with a goal of implementing the consensuses President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump r
eached in December, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies in Beijing.
China has made various moves recently to expand the new round of reform and opening-up — such as the approval of the Foreign Investm
in March and further facilitating trade connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative. It will cont inue opening its market in a proactive, steady and orderly manner, in accordance with its own development ne
eds and its own pace and timetable, to benefit Chinese and global consumers across the world, said Tu Xinquan, a pro
fessor of international trade at the Univer
sity of International Business and Economics in Beijing. James Collins, CEO of Corteva Agriscience, the agricultural division of US-bas
Pont, said he hopes the two countries will reach a positive resolution, to benefit both countries and the re st of the
world. Collins said his firm was “not so much affected” in the short term by China-US trade tensions.
of cooperation, defined key areas and strengthened the mechanism to seek high-quality development of the BRI, he said.
Leaders reached wide-ranging agreement on high-qu
ality cooperation on the BRI at the leaders’ roundtable on Saturday after an i n-depth exchange of views on issues such as connectivity, policy integration and sustainable development.
They supported comprehensive infrastruc
ture connectivity as a way to foster economic growth and to build high-q uality, reliable, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, according to a joint communique issued after the roundtable.
ties involved supported strengthening synergies in development policies using the principle of extensive consultations, joint contributions for shared benefits and building even closer partnerships, the joint communique said.
The leaders also upheld green and sustaina
ble growth and agreed to enhance cooperation in areas such as environ mental protection, circular economy and clean energy, according to the communique.