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Switzerland and China hold bilateral talks, before Xi Jinping heads to Davos

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:09

Chinese President Xi Jinping holds talks with Swiss President Doris Leuthard on the second day of his visit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Swiss President Doris Leuthard held bilateral talks on Monday (January 16), a few hours before Xi Jinping was due to head off to Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF). He would become the first Chinese president to participate in the annual meeting. Speaking in the Swiss parliament building on Sunday (January 15) upon his arrival, Xi said his visit to the WEF would aim to give a "positive signal" to the world community. The talks between the Chinese and the Swiss delegations on the second day of Xi's visit, the first of a Chinese head of state in the past 18 years, were expected to tackle world trade, the global financial system, the environment and climate protection, and the situation in and around Syria.

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Switzerland and China hold bilateral talks, before Xi Jinping heads to Davos

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:09