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 and the rise of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, whose tough talk on trade, including promises of tariffs against China and Mexico, helped win him the White House. Trump will be sworn in on Jan. 20.continue
ABBAS TO MEET POPE FRANCIS IN ADVANCE OF PARIS PARLEY
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, just one day before France is scheduled to host an international peace conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Abbas’ audience with the Pope, will be the third meeting between the two men since Pope Francis’ papacy began in 2013.continue
Pope Francis Calls For A NEW CENTRAL WORLD BANK