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African Media Didn’t Cover Xi Jinping’s World Economic Forum Speech, But They Probably Should Have

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking remotely to the World Economic Forum. Image via Xinhua.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday delivered his first major international address since Joe Biden became president of the United States. Xi spoke remotely to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He touted China’s success in battling COVID-19, reiterated his oft-stated support of multilateral institutions, and implicitly attacked the U.S. for its “arrogant isolation.”

Not surprisingly, U.S. media outlets focused on the “Cold War” aspect of Xi’s speech along with the various indirect references to Beijing’s rivalry with Washington.

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