September 3, 2017 / 8:23 AM / 3 months ago

China's Xi says BRICS must promote open world economy

XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - The BRICS group of countries must promote trade liberalisation and an open world economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, China September 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool

The countries of BRICS - which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - should explore ways to innovate economically, Xi said at the start of a BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen.

Reporting by Michael Martina and Yawen Chen; Writing by Ben Blanchard

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