Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that his country's trade deal with Australia won't hurt neighboring New Zealand because demand from the world's No. 2 economy remains strong.
Xi spoke to media as he swung through New Zealand at the end of a month of courting international leaders. He went so far as to write an open letter to New Zealanders, describing their country as a "shining pearl" on the Pacific Ocean.
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