Xi Jinping to be the first Chinese leader to attend Davos World Economic Forum, as China Seeks Bigger Role on World Stage

He plans to deliver a speech at Davos at a moment when the incoming United States president, Donald J. Trump, has suggested that the United States should withdraw from the traditional superpower role, including its leadership of a global free trade agenda.

China has benefited greatly from access to international trade markets since its entry in 2001 into the World Trade Organization, and it could now become the most vocal proponent of that system. Continue reading →

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