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Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers - The Guardian

China's Xi Jinping: 'No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war.' Photograph: Michel Euler/AP. China's president, Xi Jinping, has delivered a strong defence of globalisation, serving notice to Donald Trump that Beijing will seek to usurp America's ...and more »

In Davos, Xi makes case for Chinese leadership role - Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday in a speech that underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns ...and more »

In Era of Trump, China's President Champions Economic Globalization - New York Times

DAVOS, Switzerland — In a world troubled by grave uncertainties over the basics governing trade, security and the mission to limit climate change, President Xi Jinping of China on Tuesday portrayed his nation as a responsible global citizen dedicated ...and more »

How China became the biggest beneficiary of free trade (Or, why Jinping said what he did at Davos) -

Globalisaton has made the rich richer, but it hasn't made the poor poorer, and has in fact benefited the working and middle-class in Asia greatly. by Girish Shahane. Published Jan 19, 2017 · 08:00 am. How China became the biggest beneficiary of free ...and more »

Xi Jinping rebuked Donald Trump, positioning himself as champion of globalization - Quartz

Xi Jinping, China's president, offered a robust defense of the Davos world order, positioning himself as globalization's most vocal champion, and suggesting the system needed reform, not rebuke. While never addressing US president-elect Donald Trump by ...and more »

What to Make of the 'Davos Class' in the Trump Era - New York Times

DAVOS, Switzerland — President-elect Donald Trump has never been invited here. Neither has Nigel Farage, the British politician who led the Brexit campaign. The World Economic Forum — an annual gathering of global policy and business leaders, who ...and more »

Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich - The Guardian

A member of staff at a previous annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA. Hundreds of chambermaids, doormen and cocktail waiters have been flown to Davos to cater to every whim of world leaders ...and more »

Xi Jinping may be preaching trade, but China's opening up has slowed - The Conversation AU

James Laurenceson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

Xi Jinping delivers robust defence of globalisation at Davos - Financial Times

China's president launched a robust defence of globalisation and free trade on Tuesday, drawing a line between himself and Donald Trump just three days before the US president-elect's inaugural address in Washington. “The problems troubling the world ...and more »

Opinion: Leaders in search of leadership - Deutsche Welle

The World Economic Forum in Davos is a gathering of the global elite. This year's meeting has shown very clearly just how much the leaders present were longing for leadership themselves, says DW's Andreas Becker. WEF logo (picture-alliance/Photoshot/Xu ...and more »