China’s Xi: World faces choice of confrontation, cooperation

Published November 17, 2018, 10:12 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By the Associated Press
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — China’s president says the world faces a choice of cooperation or confrontation in a speech to a summit of leaders that is divided by tensions stemming from increased U.S. protectionism.

A limousine carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping travels in a motorcade along the newly-dedicated Independence Drive Boulevard in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool/ MANILA BULLETIN)
A limousine carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping travels in a motorcade along the newly-dedicated Independence Drive Boulevard in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool/ MANILA BULLETIN)

President Xi Jinping expressed support for global free trading system that has underpinned his country’s rise to world’s second-biggest economy.

Xi says, “The future of mankind hinges on the choices we make.”

Leaders of Pacific Rim countries that make up 60 percent of the world economy are meeting in the capital of Papua New Guinea for an annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

 
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