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23Jan/17

SMEs in developing countries should play in globalization: Jack Ma

Davos, Switzerland – Jan 17, 2017 (CCTV Plus News) – Small and medium enterprises in developing countries should take part in globalization when facing the challenges brought by it, said Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
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17Jan/17

China’s Xi: globalisation not to blame

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of globalisation and free trade in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. As Ivor Bennett reports, it underscores Beijing’s desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward. Continue reading

16Jan/17

World needs open markets, free trade, not protectionism, says WEF

The world needs global trade, open markets and fair competition, not protectionism, says the World Economic Forum’s Philipp Roesler, a former German economy minister.

SHOWS: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Global cooperation, open markets and free trade are the key to success in the world’s economy, not protectionism, said the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) board member Philipp Roesler on Monday (January 17).

Speaking to Reuters Television ahead of the official opening of the annual meeting in Davos, Roesler, a former German economy minister, said “we do see a trend towards more protectionism.”

“From our point of view we need a strong stance in terms of global trade, open markets, free trade and fair competition.”

“The solution cannot be that politicians are focusing more and more on a national level, because then, the globalisation of the business will be out of any control or regulation.”

Roesler said “the best way is global cooperation, … the purpose of this year’s annual meeting.”

His remarks came shortly before German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies.

Asked whether the WEF’s importance was shrinking due to the absence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Roesler said “for the first time we have the Chinese president here at the World Economic Forum and this at a time when in the United States and many other countries the focus is more domestic.”

“We understand this as a great signal to have the Chinese president here to discuss the world economy and the necessity for a world economy.”

The WEF’s annual meeting begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking in the morning.

13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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12Jan/17

Divided societies, rising populism top risk list at Davos

Divided societies, rising populism and fears for the world’s climate top the list of risks facing politicians, central bankers and business leaders gathering in Davos next week, says the WEF. Rosanna Philpott reports. Continue reading

02Nov/16

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei discusses U.S. election, human rights in China, and other subjects

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei weighs in on U.S. election, human rights in China, the refugee crisis and other weighty subjects in a question and answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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11Dec/15

China’s President’s taste for British beer sends sales soaring

Sales of a beer made by a small British brewer are soaring in China after President Xi Jinping was pictured drinking a pint of Green King’s IPA beer with Prime Minister David Cameron at his local country pub. Continue reading

04Dec/15

Africa cheers $60 bln Chinese windfall

Chinese President Xi Jinping told African leaders his country would pump $60 billion into development projects, cancel some debt and boost agriculture under a three-year plan that will extend Beijing’s influence in the continent. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading

30Nov/15

Leaders gathered for climate summit pose for family photo

World leaders gathered for the United Nations-sponsored climate summit pose for family photo as the 2-week meeting gets underway.

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