March 24 | By: Phil Mercer.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Australia for a five-day visit that will focus on boosting global trade.
China is Australia’s largest export market, responsible for nearly a third of its total exports, according to the government.
Writing in an Australian newspaper, Premier Li referred to the isolationist rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump, who earlier this year pulled his country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that had been signed by 12 nations and would have covered 40 percent of the world’s economy.
Li said “protectionism offers no genuine protection. History cannot be turned back, just as the trend of the times cannot be reversed.”
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