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China's Xi urges acceleration of development of blockchain technology

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcome ceremony with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (not pictured) outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s President Xi Jinping said the country should accelerate the development of blockchain technology as the core for innovation.

He made the comments at a study session of the Politburo held on Thursday.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Roxanne Liu; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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