China implementing new round of high-level opening-up: FM spokesman

BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said China will continue to promote reform and opening-up and will open wider to the outside world.

Spokesperson Hong Lei made the remarks in response to a report released by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China on Tuesday.

The main European business lobby in China warned that “slow” implementation of market reform measures risks plunging the country into stagnation.

Hong said that reform and opening-up is China’s basic policy, adding China will stick to growing its economy through reforms, carry out structural reforms and keep its gross domestic product (GDP) growth at about 7 percent.

“China is implementing a new round of high-level opening-up and will open wider to the outside world,” Hong said, noting that the government will continue to take more measures to protect intellectual property rights and facilitate market access and financial service.

Hong said China will continue to create a fair competitive market environment for both domestic and overseas companies, treating them with equal standards.

The European Union is a comprehensive strategic partner of China and also China’s largest trade partner, Hong said, expressing firm belief that the China-EU economic and trade relationship will become stronger in the process of China’s reform and opening up. Enditem


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