Chinas Xi wants bigger global role after SaudiIran deal

News Summary

  • Bao Fan’s company said he was “cooperating in an investigation” but gave no details.Li said Beijing will make a priority of job creation as it tries to revive economic growth that sank to 3% last year, the second-lowest level in decades.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Chinese involvement but said success would require action in addition to words.
  • This year’s official growth target is “around 5%.”The premier expressed confidence China can cope as its workforce shrinks.
  • But entrepreneurs were rattled anew in February when a star banker who played a leading role in tech deals disappeared.
By JOE McDONALD Associated PressBEJIING (AP) President Xi Jinping called Monday for China to play a bigger role in managing global affairs after Beijing scored a diplomatic coup as the host of ta [+7519 chars]