20 Nov 2020

Trade expert welcomes Chinese statement it's open to more trade

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 20 November 2020

A New Zealand trade specialist is welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping statements about his desire to open trade doors with the world.

Addressing Apec leaders yesterday Xi promised he will cut tariffs and indicated he wants to forge new partnerships.

He says he has even reached out to the United States - declaring China didn't want to get caught up in a trade war with America.

Pat English was our trade commissioner in China and is a former executive director of the New Zealand China Council.

He speaks to Corin Dann.