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The Guardian at Davos 2017 WEF

Illuminating roundup of what the Guardian heard at Davos 2017, sample:

At Davos you know a speaker is a real draw if they manage to fill both the cavernous conference hall and also the overspill room.

That was the case for Chinese president Xi Jinping’s opening address, seen as an attempt by Beijing to seize the mantle of cheerleader for globalisation from Washington.

The word on the floor is that China isn’t ready to dislodge the US – and might not win a trade war either. But it was dominating Davos, with Alibaba’s Jack Ma signing a massive Olympic sponsorship deal and chiding America for wasting money on its military rather than spending it on infrastructure.

Source: Davos 2017: what we learned at the WEF | Business | The Guardian