Xi takes aim at Trump (and doesn’t even drop his name)
Without naming the president, or the country, President Xi Jinping took aim at his US counterpart's "America first" agenda in a major speech on Tuesday. Xi said a “Cold War mentality” of “zero-sum games” was increasingly out of date, trying to present China as a force for global good in his keynote address at the Boao Forum on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. “No matter how developed China is, we will not threaten anyone, overthrow the existing international system, or seek to build our sphere of influence,” Xi said, in his first public speech after securing constitutional changes that allow him to stay on as president indefinitely. Trade and tariffs Boao is known as Asia’s answer to
Xi takes aim at Trump (and doesn’t even drop his name)
China wants to use this balmy island to tell the world it’s open for business
As a US-China trade dispute escalates and threatens to hamstring commerce between the world's two largest economies, President Xi Jinping is flying into a balmy southern resort island known as his country's Hawaii. He means business. China is on a mission to paint itself as a promoter of free trade and globalization, and Xi is about to give the island, Hainan, another chance at becoming a testing ground. At the annual Boao Forum for Asia, which opened on Sunday on the island's east coast, Xi is likely to announce plans for new free-trade ports with greater autonomy, economic freedom and market access.  Hainan could be among the locations chosen, sources told the South China Morning Post. Xi
China wants to use this balmy island to tell the world it’s open for business