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World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation that is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, an alpine resort. The meeting brings together global business leaders, politicians, intellectuals and journalists to discuss the issues of the day. The gathering is often simply termed “Davos”, a reference to its venue.

From left: US Republican Senators Darrell Issa and Todd Rokita used their impromptu press conference at the World Economic Forum to demand action not words from China to end the trade war. Photo: Wendy Wu

US congressmen call out China leadership over trade war stance

A war of words broke out at the World Economic Forum conference in Tianjin, northeastern China, on Wednesday, when two US Republican congressmen called out China’s commitments to free and fair trade just minutes after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s keynote speech.