Chinese premier promises reforms to promote investment
BERLIN (AP) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says his government wants to attract foreign companies and is willing to undertake reforms to promote investment.
Speaking on Monday after meeting Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, Mr Li said foreign companies needed to be able to expect fair competition and protection for their patents and copyrights, DPA news agency reported.
"China will not deviate from promoting reforms and opening to the outside," Mr Li said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed after meeting Mr Li on Sunday that Germany would work to avoid a trade war by using its economic clout to block the European Union from imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese products like solar panels.