China commits to multilateralism via deepening reform
Updated 21:03, 09-Nov-2018
CGTN's Zhao Yunfei and Wang Peng
"China will continue supporting multilateralism and further deepening reform", said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the third Round Table Dialogue with heads of six major international economic and finance organizations.
Participants of the panel include president of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim, managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, director-general of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Angel Gurria, chairman of the Financial Stability Board Mark Carney and deputy director-general of the International Labor Organization Deborah Greenfield.
They discussed about global economic trends, the preservation of the multilateral trading system, and China's reform and opening up.
“The world is facing complicated economic and financial situation, and China reaches its 40 years of reform and opening up. The international and domestic situations have made this meeting meaningful,” the Chinese premier said. 
“We are very strongly concerned about trade protectionism,” read the joint press release, “We believe that countries should work to optimize and better distribute the benefits of trade, and strengthen the multilateral trading system.”
Premier Li said China wants to seek common interests with other countries and contribute to a healthy world economy. Following the strides of the last four decades, China aims to open its market to the world even wider, while firmly upholding a multilateral trading system.
The dialogue between the Chinese Premier and top international financial figures is held once a year, but the timing this year is quite special. China's international import expo coincides with the United States provoking a trade war with much of the rest of the world.