China's Xi Open To Meet Trump's Team In Davos, Warns Populism "Can Lead To War"

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On the surface, relations between China's president Xi and Donald Trump have had a rocky start even before the president-elect's inauguration, with speculation about a trade war, tariffs, the collapse of the "One China" policy, the confiscation of a US naval drone, fly-bys over disputed islands, and non-stop jingoist bluster dominating the airwaves and local press. However, that may be merely bluster as the two leaders gradually warm up to each other, ironically, at a very cold place: Switzerland's World Economic Form held, as every other year, in Davos. It is here that a senior Chinese official said Beijing is open to a meeting with US president-elect Donald Trump’s team.

“China has good contacts with the present US government, and also has a smooth communication channel with Trump’s team,” deputy foreign minister Li Baodong said on Wednesday. Li was responding to a query on the possibility of a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Trump’s team members when they attend the World Economic Forum in Davos from January 17 to 20, according to SCMP.

This year's forum 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. Earlier, we laid out the top risks envisioned by the WEF in 2017, and which will be topic of much discussion by those present. They are summarized in the chart below.

 

State Councillor Yang Jiechi met retired general ­Michael Flynn, the US president-elect’s nominee for national security adviser, and other Trump team members in New York last month.

What makes this year's Davos meeting unique is that as reported previously, this will be the first time a Chinese head of state will attend the winter gathering of political and business leaders. And while Trump’s inauguration is on January 20, preventing him from participating in Davos, Xi will attend the forum as part of a state visit to Switzerland from January 15 to 18.

World Economic Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab said “someone from the transition team representing the new [Trump] administration” would attend the forum, according to Reuters. US Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry would also be there, Schwab said.

“During the annual meeting in Davos, China is willing to exchange ideas with all parties [at the forum],” Li said, adding that bilateral meetings were still being discussed. “As long as both sides have the time and will, we are willing to arrange for meetings.” Commenting on why Xi had broken with past practice of sending the premier or other top officials to Davos and decided to attend himself, Li said the head of state’s decision came after “years of invitations from WEF executive chairman Klaus Schwab”.

According to Chinese officials, quoted by Reuters, during his visit, Xi Jinping will promote "inclusive globalization" and will warn that populist approaches can lead to "war and poverty."

Jiang Jianguo, head of the State Council Information Office, told a symposium hosted by the World Trade Organization in Geneva that President Xi would go to Davos to push for development, cooperation and economic globalization in order to build "a human community with shared destiny."

"With the rise of populism, protectionism, and nativism, the world has come to a historic crossroad where one road leads to war, poverty, confrontation and domination while the other road leads to peace, development, cooperation and win-win solutions," Jiang said.

Here China was speaking tongue in cheek, and referring not so much to events in the UK or the US, but more about possible events in China, where it is very much terrified that if the local population is ever inspired by the anti-establishment wave observed in the developed world, then it's game over for the Chinese landed oligarchy, which in many ways is far more corrupt and crony, not to mention rich, than any western government.

To that point, at a briefing in Beijing on the Davos visit, Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said China would respond to the international community's concern over globalization by putting forward Beijing's opinions on how to "steer economic globalization toward greater inclusiveness.".

Needless to say, this is precisely the opposite direction in which Trump would like to steer the world economy.

Li added that criticism of trade protectionism leveled at China, by Trump and others, was unjust. "Trade protectionism will lead to isolation and is in the interest of no one," he said. "Channels of communication are open" between China and Trump's transition team at the forum, Li said, but warned that scheduling a meeting might be difficult. Well, not if the two manage to connect in Davos, even though that would hardly resolve the inherent conflicts between a mercanilist nation and one that is (allegedly) trying to try out isolationism.

Days after Trump's victory, Xi vowed to fight protectionism and to push forward with multilateral trade deals. Foreign businesses in China have long complained about a lack of market access and protectionist Chinese policies.

 

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Oldwood's picture

Populism, the concern of the country's people, is much more likely to lead to war than simply capitulating to foreign interests for a fast buck in the hip pocket.

quax's picture

Also to a lot of dead country people ... just saying ...

remain calm's picture

Xi open your mouth, Trump has to Pi

strannick's picture

 

Substitute freedom for populism

LetThemEatRand's picture

America has been at war for more than a decade.  The wealth divide has grown, and the American middle class has shrunk considerably.  Globalism leads to poverty and war.

Troy Ounce's picture

 

There is a social contract between the Chinese and their Government. 

"You provide the jobs, low paying or not, and we won't kill you."

The job2s are gone. Now what?

IntTheLight's picture

China doesn't allow immigrants. In 1,000 years China will still be Chinese. Whites will no longer have a country and will most likely be gone from the planet. Murdered.

A world where the worst of the worst, Africans, are expected to be the majority has made me question whether there is a God. And the idiot whites who sacrifice their people, their culture, their children as if they are JC makes me sick. Christianity is or has morphed into a suicide cult.

new game's picture

enter the coywolf, the white with superior adaptation to kill inferior species.

the china herd is easy prey...

beware of the coywolf dressed in shepskin...

or migrate to russia.

Life of Illusion's picture

 

I JUST WANT TO BUY A RICE COOKER NOT MADE IN CHINA, PLEASE.

Post-Truth Society's picture

There is certainly a war coming, but it's not the war anyone here expects. The first thing to realize is that Trump is a Muslim. I know this will come as a shock to many. so I've prepared this executive summary for your review:

A) Trump is the Muslim Anti-Christ (see below). He plans, together with his Jew daughter Ivanka and Jew son-in-law Kushner to unite all Muslims and Jews to fight against Christianity in the battle of Armageddon.

B) Donald = 6 letters, original Germanic spelling Drumpf = 6 letters.  His father’s middle name is Christ, also 6 letters.  (Christ - quite an unusual middle name, don’t you think?)  And so, as the son shall be set against the father, Donald Trump is the Anti-Christ, 666 in the flesh.

C) The triangular shape of Trump Tower, viewed from above, in New York points east to the Kaaba in Mecca.

D) The crown jewel of the Kushner real estate empire is a building at 666 Fifth Avenue.  He recently held talks with Chinese investors to redevelop the property.

E) Trump has publicly expressed admiration for Sharia law, notably their rules on divorce. Why did Trump go out of his way to address a pending $2B real estate deal in Dubai at his first press conference?

F) Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, will be Trump’s point man on working with Israel.  Meanwhile Trump courts Russia, to allow him access to Syria. He needs both these alliances to prepare for the final battle in Israel.

G) The Time magazine cover which appeared to show devil’s horns on Trump was a bread crumb from a Higher Power, likely guiding the hand of the photo editor.  (Note also, that the horns came from the letter M - for Muslim.)

 

Prepare now to fight the Anti-Christ Trump and his minions.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Yeah, it won't work here.  We're onto you guys.  

Krungle's picture

I think Buzzfeed is hiring....

Nobody For President's picture

I can't figure out if PT is a troll, in which case he is a bit over the top,

or serious, in which case he is scary and crazy enough to redifine hell if you ever had to sit next to him on a long airplane flight.

Radical Marijuana's picture

"Globalism" has become a perverse code word for the implementation of the original agenda of the international bankers. Ironically, China has adopted Western technologies, and especially the development of the debt engines, such that China is now making more "money" out of nothing as debts in order to "pay" for anything than any other country. Globalized Neolithic Civilization is based on being able to back up lies with violence, in ways which result in attempts to privatize the planet. The privatization of "God" was followed by the privatization of the environment. There developed ways whereby the debt controls were backed by the death controls, as combined money/murder systems, i.e., the money pays for the murder to back up the money.

The underlying reasons for "poverty and war" are chronic political problems inherent in the nature of life. Paradoxically, the development of private property, based on backing up claims with coercions, which became the more abstract ways that money is measurement backed by murder, were expedient sets of solutions to those chronic political problems. There is nothing but the dynamic equilibria between different systems of more or less organized lies, operating robberies. The most significant of those now are the ways that public governments enforce frauds by private banks, while exponentially advancing technologies are enabling those to become exponentially more fraudulent.

China may be considered the banksters' model for future "globalization," in the sense of Globalized Neolithic Civilization, based on runaway systems of enforced frauds, becoming exponentially more fraudulent, as demonstrated by how China has become the greatest single source of new "money" made out of nothing as debts in the world. As is consistent with the ways that general energy systems operate, overall China is more dragging North America down to China's previous level, than the degree to which North America is raising China to the previous North American level.

Since the world's political economy is based upon enforcing frauds, meetings such as those at Davos amount to meetings of professional hypocrites, who will mostly agree with each other's hypocrisies. There is no reasonable hope for the foreseeable future of Globalized Neolithic Civilization. Firstly, because the professional hypocrites who run its systems will NOT admit and address that their enforced frauds are becoming exponentially more fraudulent. Secondly, because the professional hypocrites will NOT admit and address the essential human ecology issues, that there ARE, and must necessarily be, some death control systems, which then back up the debt control systems.

The only things that would be marginally possible would be to change the systems of organized lies operating robberies, in ways which resulted in dynamic equilibria which did not trend as badly towards going more and more out of balance, such as "poverty and war." However, any such changes are politically impossible, because of the degree to which the world is dominated by the best available professional hypocrites. Despite that it should be obvious that political economy exists INSIDE human ecology, the history of successful warfare based on backing up deceits with destruction enabled the development of globalized political economy, which continues to be based on enforcing frauds, despite that doing so thereby drives exponentially increasing fraudulence.

China has adopted Western methods, as "modernizing," in the sense of becoming assimilated into Globalized Neolithic Civilization, as evidenced by the degree to which China has enthusiastically been creating the greatest amounts of "money" out of nothing as debts. It seems particularly impossible for China to admit and address the environmental ecology issues that follow from operating society through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems. The social successfulness of systems based upon being able to enforce frauds requires that people adapted to living INSIDE those systems deliberately ignore the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, as well as misunderstand the concept of entropy in the most absurdly backward ways, in order that they can operate as professional hypocrites who remain willfully blind to their lives becoming more and more based on being able to continue to enforce frauds.

President Trump is still integrated into the Globalized Neolithic Civilization, which is currently dominated by the Anglo-America (Zionist) Empire, whose primary powers depend upon having effectively privatized the public "money" supplies. Civilization has ALWAYS been based on being able to back up lies with violence, while advancing physical technologies have enabled those enforced frauds to become exponentially more fraudulent. In my opinion, many of those who superficially perceive that then tend to push their cynicism to the point of stupidity, regarding the ways that they perceive environmental issues. Coming to better terms with the social facts that "money" is made out of nothing as debts, in order to "pay" for strip-mining a fresh planet's natural resources, raises the most significant manifestation of the ways that Globalized Neolithic Civilization has actually become the manifestation of the excessive successfulness of "controlling" civilization through the methods of organized crime spinning out of human control, as that becomes runaway criminal insanities, since being able to enforce frauds never stops those from still being fundamentally fraudulent.

Theoretically speaking, in order for to human beings to better understand and cope with their impacts upon the natural environment, they would have to do so with respect to the relationships between natural selection and artificial selection. However, natural selection pressures have driven the development of artificial selection systems based on the maximum possible dishonesties about themselves, because those were the most socially successful strategies, at least in the short to medium terms, which were the only things that people had to care about … The longer term consequences of human beings developing Globalized Neolithic Civilization, based upon the series of increments of being able to back up lies with violence, (which never stops those lies from still being false) are what is driving the tragic trajectories of collapse dynamics, as that globalized society is driven more and more psychotically insane, towards committing collective suicide, because there is practically nothing in the established political systems which can care about those longer term consequences, due to the imperatives of more immediate social successes based on continuing to be able to enforce frauds, despite that those are thereby becoming exponentially more fraudulent …

Meetings such as those at Davos are demonstrations of how the banker types, et alia, will be back slapping and self-congratulating themselves, regarding how they will benefit from being able to make even more "money" out of nothing as debts, in order to increasingly privatize the planet, despite that doing so overall trends toward making that planet uninhabitable for human beings.

"Globalism" should be about the facts that Earth is a Spaceship.

"Globalization" should be about more people facing those facts.

"We should" be regarding Planet Earth as our Lifeboat, and be attempting to develop local lifeboats, in fractal patterns, which overall enable Earth to be the best lifeboat it could be. However, what has actually been happening is that bogus "globalism" (the globalization of integrated systems of legalized lies, backed by legalized violence) has undermined and eroded the valid "globalism" that Earth is One Planet. Globalized Neolithic Civilization is the globalization of social pyramid systems based upon being able to back up lies with violence. Globalized Neolithic Civilization was the ways that the previous systems of mostly national paper "money" frauds, backed by the force of gunpowder weapons, became globalized electronic frauds, backed by the threat of force from atomic weapons, which could cause globalized death.

The terms often used in these kinds of political debates are those which were originally set up by evil "globalists." Too many considerations are now conflated and confused together. The tragic trajectory is towards BAD globalism simultaneously destroying GOOD globalism. The BAD globalism based upon globalized enforcement of frauds, becoming exponentially more fraudulent, has overwhelmed and drowned the GOOD globalism under deepening piles of bullshit. In general, the biggest bullies' bullshit continues to dominate all public debates. Hence, the uses of the terms such as "Globalism" or "New World Order", etc., tend to have become as inverted and perverted as possible, compared to what those words should have ideally meant. Within that overall context, the "FAILURE OF GLOBALIZATION" is a double whammy, whereby the failures of the BAD globalism also drag down the GOOD globalism.

All one has to do is glance at the photograph of Xi in the article above in order to see a classic Western style "fat cat" wearing the uniform suit of that Western Civilization, to perceive the degree to which Xi represents the ways in which China has adopted and assimilated Western Civilization, in the sense of becoming integrated into Globalized Neolithic Civilization. Similarly, the other people present at the Davos meeting will be representatives of their own kinds of best available professional hypocrites, who have personally successful careers based upon adapting to living INSIDE systems which are actually based upon enforcing frauds ... while, overall, those systems are becoming exponentially more fraudulent, none of the people who became socially successful within those systems are able and willing to admit and address what is really happening.

Chronic political problems inherent in the nature of human life have driven the development of sets of the most expedient "solutions," which are making those problems automatically get worse, faster ... NOBODY who became socially successful WITHIN the social pyramid systems of Neolithic Civilization is able and willing to stop being professional hypocrites. It has become too politically impossible for any political debates regarding "globalism" to become any more rational, due to the degree to which Globalized Neolithic Civilization has been driven by natural selection pressures to develop artificial selection systems based on maximum possible dishonesties, which are necessarily becoming even more and more dishonest ...

China is the new poster boy for the destruction of their own, as well as the global, natural environment. In the words of Steve Ludlum ( whose Web site is http://www.economic-undertow.com/ ) China is currently exceeding North America in the degree to which it is "lending abstract ‘wealth’ into existence using the wasting processes as collateral." Therefore, the Neolithic Civilization manifesting through China has become even more terminally sick and insane than the Western versions of Neolithic Civilization, all of which have converged and combined into Globalized Neolithic Civilization, which has become too completely crazy and corrupt to the core for that Civilization to be able to recover from how serious that has become.

Too bad, so sad!

GraveDancer's picture

China is a chief conspirator of WW3 unfolding before our eyes! Along with Islamic Jihad (new Nazism), China is what Imperial Japan was to the Allies in WW2, an ally of Evil. US should prepare for a war in the Pacific Theatre. In less than 2 years China WILL swallow Taiwan and launch an attack on South Korea using North Korea as a  pawn.

BookThe Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kindle>https://www.amazon.com/Road-World-War-III-anti-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0

CurveBall's picture

Officially the US has been in non stop conflicts for over 3 decades.

ebworthen's picture

Yes, Xi and the P.L.A. can go fuck themselves.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Right, Xi. And communism always leads to peace, liberty, and prosperity.

We've been playing nice, but we have not forgotten that you and your government, at core, are tyrannical communists.

the6thBook's picture

A lot of dead city people... but they are already walking brain dead... So what does it matter. ...just saying...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

In the case of China, "war" might mean "civil war".

Gee Xi, could this be your real concern?

Bottom line: TPTB are confident that Trump can do a far better job of containing and handling China and Russia, than HRC could.

If they weren't on board before, they are now.

JamesBond's picture

You see the deeper issue. Spot on analysis.

Duc888's picture

 

 

It's called "internal debt" and China is choking on it.  One of these days they're gonna have to grow up and play in the big boi field.

GraveDancer's picture

China is a chief conspirator of WW3 unfolding before our eyes! Along with Islamic Jihad (new Nazism), China is what Imperial Japan was to the Allies in WW2, an ally of Evil. US should prepare for a war in the Pacific Theatre. In less than 2 years China WILL swallow Taiwan and launch an attack on South Korea using North Korea as a  pawn.

BookThe Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kindle>https://www.amazon.com/Road-World-War-III-anti-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Stop pimping your self-published book.

Seriously. This is getting annoying.

NurseRatched's picture

Gee, a dictator like Xi is not a fan of populism.
Who knew?

nmewn's picture

Go figger right?...lol.

Kinda says it all...

"Here China was speaking tongue in cheek, and referring not so much to events in the UK or the US, but more about possible events in China, where it is very much terrified that if the local population is ever inspired by the anti-establishment wave observed in the developed world, then it's game over for the Chinese landed oligarchy, which in many ways is far more corrupt and crony, not to mention rich, than any western government."

...that could be my-head-in-a-basket ;-)

Chupacabra-322's picture

Population of China as of Wednesday January 11, 2017 =1,385,457,522 Versus I'd say about perhaps 2,500 Chinese Oligarchs.

I like the Odds.

AtATrESICI's picture

Meet me a Davos? Fuck you! 

Giant Meteor's picture

You forgot "pay me."  ---- Fuck you, pay me!

max2205's picture

Man people throwing around the word War a lot like it's no big deal.

 

Better do some sit ups. Charlie is getting stronger 

GraveDancer's picture

China is a chief conspirator of WW3 unfolding before our eyes! Along with Islamic Jihad (new Nazism), China is what Imperial Japan was to the Allies in WW2, an ally of Evil. US should prepare for a war in the Pacific Theatre. In less than 2 years China WILL swallow Taiwan and launch an attack on South Korea using North Korea as a  pawn.

BookThe Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kindle>https://www.amazon.com/Road-World-War-III-anti-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0

IntTheLight's picture

Europeans would be far better off had WW1 and WW2 not taken place. Given the choice of Germans, or African and Arab migrants, colonizing you, what would you chose?

zero_wedge's picture

Keep the iPhones flowing.

Budnacho's picture

Translation: "Prease, no more Maga!"

King Tut's picture

Wow, Davos really snuck up on me- I'll have to get the G650 polished up and my whore order faxed in.

dlfield's picture

Wait, was he threatening US, or "his" own people?

buckstopshere's picture

Xi is threatening the US.

Duc888's picture

 

 

With what?  More PEZ dispensers?

More Blue Jeans with Chinese zippers that don't stay shut and leave your cock flailing in the breeze after walking across the parking lot?

More shoes whos sole wear out in 6 weeks

More Plastic Rice (sorry, correct Asian pronounciarion is Lice)

More cheap shit screwdrivers that get rounded off in 10 minutes?  Harbor Freight / Home Cheapo Bullshit!

 

 

Please.... tell me what will China use against USA

edotabin's picture

Xi needs to STFU. He should realize that the US was systematically emptied out for the past 45 years (thanks Kissinger). China has benefitted either directly from technology transfers and jobs or indirectly from the globalized system we set up and maintain. We've created a decent-sized middle class in a country with 4x our population and now he's going to reprimand us for bringing some jobs back?

 

aardvarkk's picture

My cock doesn't "flail about".  It sways.  Majestically.

SHADEWELL's picture

I say

Mr. Xi with all due respect, it is in the US best interest to tell you, as you yourself tell other countries, we no longer want to purchase the garbage that is manufactured in your polluted shit hole of a cunt tree

Keep your cheaply made goods, the US is all set. Choke on the baglog. And stuff it up your yellow ass Then let's see whose trade deficit Becomes fatal

So who is it that's going to get fucked again Mr Cunt Xi?

We are taking America back. Fuck you

GraveDancer's picture

China is a chief conspirator of WW3 unfolding before our eyes! Along with Islamic Jihad (new Nazism), China is what Imperial Japan was to the Allies in WW2, an ally of Evil. US should prepare for a war in the Pacific Theatre. In less than 2 years China WILL swallow Taiwan and launch an attack on South Korea using North Korea as a  pawn.

BookThe Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kindle>https://www.amazon.com/Road-World-War-III-anti-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0

bowie28's picture

Read between the lines.

Trump is too busy taking over the country to attend this meeting of globalist stooges.  Pres of China will personally attend to meet with Trump's lackeys.  Who is the boss in this relationship and who is the bitch?

Nice opening move for this negotiation. Gonna be fun to watch.

 

 

Wilcox1's picture

chinese lie highly unlikely to meet our Don in Switzerland. The lie is gonna be met in our country when we tell him we ain't gonna be walked over no more. Might as well start telling the truth, lie. Your ass will burn without USA. Now go get your shine box, I wanna be able to see my FACE in my boots!!

NobodyNowhere's picture

Chinese are masters of deceit.

Be more careful when they act friendly - it's always an act they put on, instinctively.

To know the Chinese, read The Art of War; to know the Zionists, Talmud.

Same specis, different indoctrinations.

 

aardvarkk's picture

The Chinese I have known personally have been far more likely to act courteously than friendly.  It takes a while before they warm up to anyone.

GraveDancer's picture

China is a chief conspirator of WW3 unfolding before our eyes! Along with Islamic Jihad (new Nazism), China is what Imperial Japan was to the Allies in WW2, an ally of Evil. US should prepare for a war in the Pacific Theatre. In less than 2 years China WILL swallow Taiwan and launch an attack on South Korea using North Korea as a  pawn.

BookThe Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kindle>https://www.amazon.com/Road-World-War-III-anti-Freedom-ebook/dp/B0