China: why Beijing pleaded for re-globalization in Davos

At the last World Economic Forum, which was held from January 16 to 20, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, considered the true master of the country’s economy, met in Davos with a number of his ” Old friends”. He’s a regular. In a solemn speech, he recognized the importance of this type of meeting, lamented the fragmentation of the world and called for a “re-globalization”, while advocating “duality”.

The zero Covid policy, recently abandoned by Beijing, had cut the country off from the rest of the world, causing a fragmentation lamented by Liu He. This period of confinement was also an opportunity for China to experience a “duality”. Goods crossed borders, but not people.


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