China vows to act with G20 partners to boost world trade

China's Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng (lower C) attends the opening ceremony of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in ShanghaiChina will work with its G20 partners to promote global trade growth, Beijing’s commerce minister said on Saturday, as the world’s top economies met in Shanghai. Global trade is expected to grow at a tepid 2.8 percent in 2016, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in April, with uncertainty over Britain’s decision to leave the EU only adding to concerns. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said on Friday ahead of the talks that 2016 would be the fifth consecutive year with trade growth below three percent — its weakest sustained level in 30 years.

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