China Open to Meeting Trump Aids in Davos

China’s President Xi Jinping’s delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to be held in Davos next week is open to a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump’s team, according to the Associated Press, citing a remark made by an official on Wednesday.

The AP article quotes Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong telling reporters at a press briefing that “there are open channels of communication” with Trump’s delegation.

The open stance comes despite Trump having berated China in a series of tweets in recent months, accusing the country of protectionism and threatening to impose punitive barriers to its imports.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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