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China Will Import More Goods From Africa to Address Trade Imbalances, Says Commerce Vice Minister

China's Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming speaking at a State Council press conference about the upcoming FOCAC conference.

The Vice Minister of China’s powerful Commerce Ministry, Qian Keming, said Beijing will open its market to more African goods in an effort to redress the severe trade imbalances that China maintains with most African countries.

Qian made the comments on Wednesday at a press conference hosted by the State Council (China’s cabinet) in Beijing to brief the media on trade issues ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place at the end of the month in the Senegalese capital Dakar.

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