The total import and export trade volume of the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Area in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in 2021 exceeded 4.6 billion yuan (about $725 million), a year-on-year increase of more than five times, according to information from the local government.
The year-on-year growth amounted to approximately 1.3 trillion dollars, equivalent to the combined growth volume of the past 10 years.
China will continue measures to ensure the stability of foreign trade in 2022, after it proved to be a highlight of the economy this year, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided earlier this week.
The foreign trade of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region surged 94.3 percent year on year in the first 11 months of 2021, according to data from local customs.
China has been a staunch supporter of the multilateral trading system as an important member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the WTO's Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen told Xinhua in a recent interview.