Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on December 3, 2018
China and France have agreed to hold the 6th China-France High-level Economic and Financial Dialogue in France on December 7. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua of the State Council and French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire will co-chair the Dialogue.
The China-France High-level Economic and Financial Dialogue, established in 2013, serves as an important platform for the two countries to communicate and coordinate on policies regarding economic and financial issues of strategic, overall and long-term significance. It has played a positive role in deepening bilateral practical cooperation in the economic and financial fields, strengthening communication and coordination on major international economic and financial issues, and advancing China-France Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
China and France have agreed to focus the 6th Dialogue on the macro-economic situation and global economic governance, trade and investment cooperation, cooperation and connectivity on agriculture, advanced manufacturing industries and major projects as well as financial cooperation.
Q: The 13th Summit of the Group of 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina has just concluded, which adopted the G20 Leaders' Declaration. What is China's comment on the outcomes of the summit?
A: The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires Summit was held against the backdrop of fast-changing international landscape, rising protectionism and unilateralism and the world economy facing both opportunities and challenges. The participants discussed the major issues concerning the world economy, adopted the leaders' declaration, sent out the positive message and injected confidence and vitality into the global market. China congratulates on the success of the summit and appreciates the efforts made by Argentina which holds the G20 presidency.
China believes that the outcomes of this G20 Summit can be summed up as the following aspects:
First, we remain committed to promoting global growth. All relevant parties agreed to step up dialogue and actions to enhance confidence and safeguard against downside risks. We reaffirmed our pledge to use all policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. We demonstrated our positive will to resolve differences through consultation and stay united to address challenges.
Second, we remain committed to upholding the multilateral trading system. All relevant parties stressed that international trade and investment are important engines for economic growth, innovation, job creation and development and commended the outstanding contributions the multilateral trading system has made to promoting global growth. Meanwhile, they all said that there is still room for the multilateral trading system to make improvements and they supported necessary reforms of the World Trade Organization.