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China will boost imports to make trade structure more balanced: commerce ministry

FILE PHOTO: A container is carried away from a cargo ship at Tianjin Port, in northern China February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will boost imports to make its trade structure more balanced, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday in Beijing.

China runs a massive trade surplus and has been accused by other countries of restricting access to its markets in order to protect domestic industry.

Reporting by Yawen Chen and Elias Glenn; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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