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Big in Business: Xi Jinping to make history at Davos

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Xi Jinping to be the new champion of globalization

The Chinese president will be the first in history to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month. He is set to discuss the Chinese plan for "inclusive globalization," despite his government's continued reliance on protectionist policies that protect its export sector. With western governments under the spell of nationalism, Jinping has emerged as one of the few leaders eager promote further global integration—rhetorically at least.