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Beijing pledges more opportunities for trade
In a speech broadcast live on state television, Mr. Hu said China’s ultimate aim is to have balanced trade and that total imports will exceed $8 trillion in the next five years, bringing “enormous opportunities” to businesses around the world eager to sell to hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.
Other economies are looking to China to help drive global demand, but its high trade surplus has meant that fewer of the gains are shared with other countries.
China imported goods worth $1.39 trillion last year, but imports are on the rise, reaching $1.43 trillion in the first 10 months of 2011.
Huge Christmas trees allowed near border with North
SEOUL — South Korea will allow Christians to light two more towers shaped like Christmas trees near the tense border with North Korea despite strong opposition from Pyongyang, an official said Sunday.
The South Korean government allowed a Christian group to light a massive steel Christmas tree near the border last year for the first time in seven years, as tensions flared in the wake of two deadly attacks blamed on the North.
The decision is meant to help guarantee freedom of expression and religion, the official said.
North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri website said Sunday that lighting the first tree was a form of psychological warfare and would trigger an “unexpected consequence.”
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