Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriers

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Chinese premier defends globalisation at WEF in Davos, saying there will be no winners in a trade war

China’s premier, Xi Jinping, has delivered a strong defence of globalisation, serving notice to Donald Trump that Beijing will seek to usurp America’s traditional role as the champion of free trade and open markets.

Xi used an hour-long address to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to take a number of sideswipes at the US president-elect, attacking Trump’s protectionist views without mentioning him by name.

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