Video: Xi's Davos speech important to international relations: envoy
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Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Switzerland from January 15 to 18, 2017 to attend the World Economic Forum and visited Swiss-based international organizations. His keynote speech in Davos has made a strong case for advancing globalization and rejecting protectionism. 


Chinese PresidentXi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening plenary of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo: Xinhua/Lan Hongguang) 

One year has passed, and the 48th World Economic Forum Annual meeting will take place from January 23 to 26 in Switzerland. People’s Daily conducted an exclusive interview with Swiss Ambassador to China Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, who was in Davos last year, to hear this thoughts on President Xi’s speech and his life in China. 

“Most of the crowd was delighted to hear what they were listening to and that was certainly a very important moment in modern international relations,” de Dardel recalled. He also said he loves being in China despite the language barrier. 

(Compiled by Du Mingming)