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Xi's Belt and Road Forum sets Chinese tone for globalisation

China's diplomatic priorities are central to the initiative and comes amid America's inward pivot under Trump

A flower display set up ahead of the forum in central Beijing. State media have referred to the initiative's ambitions as reflecting "globalisation 2.0".


CHINA will ask 28 world leaders to sign on to President Xi Jinping's signature initiative on globalisation, bolstering a range of Chinese foreign policy objectives, according to people familiar with the draft communique. Not everyone is yet in agreement.

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