- China’s response came over Trump’s pledge to put “America first”.
- In Davos, President Xi Jinping portrayed China as leader of a globalised world.
- China is the world’s second-largest economy after the US.
BEIJING: China does not want world leadership but could be forced to assume that role if others step back from that position, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, after US President Donald Trump pledged to put “America first” in his first speech.
Zhang Jun,, director general of the Chinese foreign ministry’s international economics department, made the comments during a briefing with foreign journalists to discuss President Xi Jinping’s visit to Switzerland last week. Continue reading