Donald Trump used his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on 26 January to set the agenda for a new offensive against the working class and oppressed globally, by rallying the bourgeoisie to a virulent neo-liberal framework.
The following article by John Ross, examining the significance of Xi Jinping’s participation in the Davos World Economic Forum, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.
Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to speak at the Davos World Economic Forum. This visit has attracted even greater international media attention than the normally high levels of interest in a trip by China’s leader. As the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman put it, “The big star of this year’s forum is certain to be Xi Jinping.”