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Restrictions on Chinese exports hurt foreign businesses in China: Premier

2010-03-14 12:01 BJT

Special Report: 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that restrictions on China's exports would hurt foreign businesses in China.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao smiles during a press conference after the closing meeting of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao smiles during a press conference after the closing
meeting of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) at
the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2010.
(Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Process trade accounts for half of China's massive trade volume, and exports by foreign businesses and Chinese-foreign joint ventures in China account for 60 percent, said Wen at a press conference after the National People's Congress (NPC) concluded its annual session.

"If you put restrictions on China, you are also hurting your enterprises," said Wen.

"I sincerely hope that the United States and the European nations would acknowledge China's market economy status and lift restrictions on exports of hi-tech products to China, which is conducive to a balanced trade," he said.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua