BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Japan says protectionist, inward-looking policies won't benefit anyone

Now Reading:

Japan says protectionist, inward-looking policies won't benefit anyone

Japan says protectionist, inward-looking policies won't benefit anyone
@ Copyright :
Yuri Gripas(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that taking protectionist measures and adopting inward-looking policies in response to trade issues would not benefit anybody.

Aso, who also serves as Japan's deputy prime minister, was speaking to reporters in Beijing after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Vice Premier Han Zheng.

There was agreement between China and Japan that protectionist measures do not help anyone, Aso said. While China is locked in a bitter trade row with the United States, Japan has been pressing for multilateral talks to settle trade issues, an approach that U.S. President Donald Trump has shunned.

(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.