Chinese President China Xi Jinping is welcomed by Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping urges G20 to protect trade system as showdown with Donald Trump looms

  • The Chinese president called for the ‘urgent’ maintenance and development of an open world economy and vowed China would help hold the G20 together
  • He did not mention America or the trade war, but his remarks come a day before he is to meet with the US president to discuss a possible ceasefire
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Chinese President China Xi Jinping is welcomed by Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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