China’s Xi Jinping Speech Seen as Move to Fill Global Leadership Role

Incoming Trump administration could take the U.S. toward protectionism DAVOS, Switzerland—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s strong defense of globalization at a speech at the World Economic Forum was depicted here as an effort to fill a vacuum being created by the U.S. stepping back from a global leadership role. Mr. Xi was seen as reacting to … Continue reading China’s Xi Jinping Speech Seen as Move to Fill Global Leadership Role

All aboard to fix the globalization ‘bullet train’, China’s Xinhua says

BEIJING (Reuters) - The "bullet train" of globalization is broken and the West is obliged to help Chinese President Xi Jinping fix it, China's official Xinhua news agency on Friday said of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the Swiss Alps next week. Xi will be the first Chinese president to ever attend the … Continue reading All aboard to fix the globalization ‘bullet train’, China’s Xinhua says

George Soros’ world is falling apart – and he blames everyone but himself

George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who has meddled in politics across Europe and North America for decades, is angry. The world he campaigned for is falling apart, and now he's busy looking for leaders to indict. According to Soros, liberal democracy is failing all across the western world. Apparently, this is because what he calls … Continue reading George Soros’ world is falling apart – and he blames everyone but himself

China’s Xi to promote globalization at Davos, not ‘war and poverty’

China's President Xi Jinping will promote "inclusive globalization" at this month's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist approaches can lead to "war and poverty", Chinese officials said on Wednesday. This year's forum, from Jan. 17-20, is expected to be dominated by discussion of a surge in public hostility toward globalization … Continue reading China’s Xi to promote globalization at Davos, not ‘war and poverty’

America’s Dominance Is Over — By 2030, We’ll Have A Handful Of Global Powers

The world’s political landscape in 2030 will look considerably different to the present one. Nation states will remain the central players. There will be no single hegemonic force but instead a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them – exhibiting semi-imperial tendencies. Power will be more widely … Continue reading America’s Dominance Is Over — By 2030, We’ll Have A Handful Of Global Powers

Obama to meet Xi, European allies next week: W.House

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will meet key European allies and China's Xi Jinping during an upcoming three-country overseas trip, the White House said Friday, hoping to reassure partners after Donald Trump's shock election. Obama is expected to meet the leaders of Britain, France and Germany during a visit to Berlin and will hold … Continue reading Obama to meet Xi, European allies next week: W.House

Obama Praises Globalism While Acknowledging Its Faults

In his last address before the United Nations Tuesday, President Barack Obama acknowledged that globalism has led “to a collision of cultures” but urged countries to embrace liberal democracy and internationalization. Obama told world leaders to recognize that violence and poverty are at historic lows. “I believe that we need to acknowledge these achievements in order … Continue reading Obama Praises Globalism While Acknowledging Its Faults