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China's Xi says free trade important engine for development

BEIJING, May 14 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that free trade is an important engine for development as he opened a summit on China's new Silk Road plan.

The world economy needs new drivers for development, Xi added. (Reporting by Brenda Goh and Yawen Chen; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Randy Fabi)