Xi Jinping, Declared Star of Davos Economic Forum – 01/18/2021

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Paris, 18 January 2021 (AFP) – China, which already stands as a major economic survivor of the Kovid-19, will be the star of the Davos Forum, with virtually the participation of its President Xi from 25 to 29 January . Jinping, along with other world leaders.

While the 2020 edition was dominated by US Donald Trump, this year Asia returns strongly to the World Economic Forum, as announced by organizers at a press conference on Monday (18).

Besides leaders from European countries such as Germany, France, Italy and Spain, people from other emerging states such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, South Africa, Ghana and Rwanda will also be present at the meeting. The big absentee at the meeting would be the United States.

The European Union (EU) will be represented by the Chairman of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Legaard.

In this way, Xi Jinping will sign his second participation during this annual meeting of the World Economic Elite following the laudable promises of economic opening made in 2017.

Furthermore, his country announced on Monday that it closed with an increase of 2.3% in 2020, thus becoming the only major economy to contain a Kovid-19 epidemic in its region practically in good shape year after year. Has finished .

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will also participate in the virtual summit, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan were also announced.

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After this first virtual session, there will be a physical meeting in Singapore in May, and not at the ski resort of Davos (Switzerland), where the event is usually held.

The theme in this digital edition will be “an important year to restore confidence”, which will be divided into three sub-themes: “Kovid-19, Climate and Cooperation”.

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About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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