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EU calls for China to take 'concrete' steps in opening market

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

BEIJING (Reuters) - The European Union urged China on Wednesday to make "concrete progress" in opening its markets to global investment, after Chinese President Xi Jinping decried protectionism in a speech at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "A speech is a speech and actions are actions," said Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, EU Ambassador to China, adding that he would be "surprised" if Xi was unable to translate words into action. At Davos last week, Xi called for "inclusive globalization" and for global unity, saying "self-isolation will benefit no-one", two days before the ...

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First Published: Wed, January 25 2017. 13:00 IST