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China says Xi's pledge to further open economy and lower tariffs unrelated to U.S. trade tensions

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that President Xi Jinping's pledge to further open the country's economy and lower import tariffs on certain products were unrelated to China-U.S. trade tensions.Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing, adding that China's opening up ran to its own timetable and cannot be influenced by outside forces. (Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:20 IST