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SWITZERLAND-ECONOMY-POLITICS-DIPLOMACY-SUMMIT

In the first speech by a Chinese head of state to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2017, President Xi Jinping proclaimed his country the champion of an open global economy and that there is 'no point' in blaming economic globalization for the world's problems. China seeks to play a greater role in world trade amid rising protectionism in the US and Europe. Photo: AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

March 16, 2017 8:16 AM (UTC+8)