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Xi to Stress China’s ‘Responsible’ Global Role in Davos

Posted January 11, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Mark Magnier – Wall Street Journal)

China’s government said its leader would signal at a global forum next week that Beijing supports multilateralism and is a responsible global power, as the incoming Trump administration strikes a different tone.

President Xi Jinping will emphasize China’s support for global cooperation and free trade at a keynote speech on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and in an address to the United Nations in Geneva the next day, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. He will be the first Chinese head of state to attend the Davos forum.

Mr. Xi will assert that China is a “responsible country” and will “contribute China’s wisdom” in his meetings with political, economic and academic leaders and the media, said Vice Minister Li Baodong. Mr. Xi also will address the bigger questions of “where mankind came from, where we are and where we’re going.” Click here to read more.