Xi Jinping described Donald Trump as a friend during his speech in St Petersburg on Friday. Photo: AP

China, US too intertwined to ‘break up’ despite trade war, Xi Jinping says in Russia

  • President tells forum in St Petersburg he does not want a decoupling from Washington and doubts his ‘friend’ Donald Trump does either
  • On efforts to boost global trade, Xi says he wants to be ‘a constructor, not a destroyer’
Topic |   US-China relations

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Xi Jinping described Donald Trump as a friend during his speech in St Petersburg on Friday. Photo: AP
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Xi Jinping said China was looking to build “beneficial cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect”. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping warns that resistance to globalisation, power politics are threatening world order

  • Chinese president says Beijing will defend multilateralism, ‘insist on opening up’ and address challenges such as climate change
  • Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, slams Washington over its recent trade restrictions on Chinese tech firm Huawei in opening speech at St Petersburg forum
Topic |   Russia

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Xi Jinping said China was looking to build “beneficial cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect”. Photo: AFP
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