(Sept 22): China will work with other Asian countries to safeguard international trade rules, as well as the monetary and financial order, according to its former central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

The country is determined to uphold multilateralism, and is accelerating the pace of its opening-up to integrate more completely into the global economy, Zhou said Saturday at the Singapore Summit conference. It will also continue to build the Belt and Road Initiative with Asian counterparts.

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