Showing the way: President Xi Jinping and other guests and delegates attend the welcoming banquet for the belt and road forum, in Beijing, on Sunday. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping primes China to be leader of the free-trade pack

Chinese president casts himself as a defender of an open global order and China as a source of stability but gives few signs of how to settle differences, analysts say

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Showing the way: President Xi Jinping and other guests and delegates attend the welcoming banquet for the belt and road forum, in Beijing, on Sunday. Photo: AP
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