China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

Visitors watched a robot perform at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai on Wednesday. Picture: CHINATOPIX VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIJING, (AP) – China’s No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing’s technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang’s comments add to Beijing’s effort to portray itself as a defender of global trade and […]

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