Opinion: Is China the new global champion of openness?

Politics

"What Xi means when he talks about openness and globalization isn’t the liberal understanding of those terms that has underpinned the U.S.-led economic order," writes Julian B. Gewirtz. "China’s economic system remains a 'socialist market economy.' Xi is offering up a version of openness and globalization that is maximally beneficial to China, as part of creating an alternative economic order in which China can dominate."

Credit: SANTIAGO, CHILE - NOVEMBER 22: President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping talks during a meeting in the Patio de Las Camelias at Palacio de La Moneda on November 22, 2016, Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Sebastián Vivallo Oñate/Agencia Makro/LatinContent/Getty Images)