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Chinese President Xi Jingping is expected to aggressively challenge President-elect Donald Trump and the growing number of populist movements across Europe at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
While Premiers of China, including the current Premier Li Keqiang, have attended Davos in the past, Jinping’s attendance marks the first time a Chinese president (who also serves as the head of the Chinese Communist Party) will attend the World Economic Forum.
Jinping is expected to address his desire to move “economic globalization towards greater inclusiveness.”
“Clearly it signals that Xi Jinping is now interested in writing both China and himself in a grander way on the global diplomatic horizon,” said Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. “He feels it’s time to really come out. Behind that probably is an assumption and wishful thinking that the U.S. is in disarray, Europe is feckless, and so on.”