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19.03.2019 18:58

China eyes multiple measures to improve foreign trade in 2019, senior official said

China will take an array of measures to support foreign trade this year amid increased uncertainty, a senior official said.

The country's foreign trade development is facing a more complicated and severe environment with greater uncertainty and more risks and challenges, Assistant Commerce Minister Ren Hongbin told.

However, China "has the foundation and necessary conditions to achieve its target of keeping foreign trade stable while improving its quality" this year, Ren said.

Authorities will ensure thorough implementation of current trade policies and steadily push the drive to build China into a major trader power, he said.

More efforts will be made to diversify the country's export destinations and optimize the market structure, according to Ren.


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