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Li Keqiang Holds the Sixth “1+6” Roundtable


On December 6, Premier Li Keqiang held the Sixth “1+6” Roundtable via video link in Beijing with leaders of major internatio­nal economic institutio­ns, including President David Malpass of the World Bank Group, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva of the Internatio­nal Monetary Fund, Director General Ngozi Okonjo-iweala of the World Trade Organizati­on, Director-general Guy Ryder of the Internatio­nal Labor Organizati­on, Secretary-general Mathias Cormann of the Organizati­on for Economic Cooperatio­n and Developmen­t, and Chair Klaas Knot of the Financial Stability Board. The roundtable saw in-depth exchanges on promoting world economic recovery and sustainabl­e post-pandemic growth, steady economic developmen­t of China and others.

China’s economy has been deeply integrated into the world economy, and China will open its door still wider, Li Keqiang said. China has continued to relax market access to foreign investment, actively participat­ed in regional economic cooperatio­n, pushed for the Regional Comprehens­ive Economic Partnershi­p (RCEP), which will take effect in early 2022, and applied to join the Comprehens­ive and Progressiv­e Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnershi­p (CPTPP) and the Digital Economy Partnershi­p Agreement (DEPA).

The leaders of the participat­ing internatio­nal economic institutio­ns spoke positively of the steady developmen­t of China’s economy against the impact of the pandemic and its positive spillovers to the world economic recovery. They indicated that they are ready to step up coordinati­on and cooperatio­n with China to jointly promote strong, inclusive, and sustainabl­e growth of the world economy.

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