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Xi Jinping is no champion of globalisation

No matter what he said in his Davos speech

By Jonathan Fenby  

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening plenary of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017 ©Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

With Donald Trump denouncing globalisation and proposing to diminish the world role of the United States, it was logical that the rival superpower should step into the vacuum. China has been the greatest beneficiary from globalisation since…

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