March 25, 2018 / 10:04 AM / 2 years ago

China weighs ending some restrictions on foreign stakes - vice commerce minister

Chinese Vice Commerce Minister and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen chats with participants after a speech at the annual session of China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s vice commerce minister said on Sunday China would further open up its finance, telecom, medical and education sectors and consider completely lifting restrictions on foreign shareholdings in some areas.

Wang Shouwen, speaking at the China Development Forum in Beijing, also said China would announce a timetable for the opening up of its finance, electric vehicle and petrol station sectors.

Reporting by Shu Zhang; Writing by Tom Daly; Editing by Richard Borsuk

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