State and local officials in the United States can strengthen economic ties that offset the worsening rivalry between Washington and Beijing, according to Chinese autocrat Xi Jinping.
H/T: Washington Examiner
“We must actively cooperate with all countries, regions, and enterprises who are willing to cooperate with us, including states, localities, and enterprises in the United States,” Xi said, following an annual policy retreat.
“Opening up is a key driver of China’s fast and persistent growth. It is a basic national policy. We’ll upgrade our opening level, foster international cooperation and seek new competitive advantages,” Xi told a symposium with state economists and sociologists in Beijing, according to the official Xinhua News Agency on Monday.
“We will have closer ties with the global economy and our status in the global economy will keep rising.
“For all countries, regions and businesses that are willing to work with us, including American states, local councils and businesses, we must undertake cooperation proactively.”
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