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Print edition : March 03, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump with Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, after a meeting on January 9. Photo: MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

The first freight train directly connecting China to the United Kingdom arrives in east London on January 18. The train demonstrates Beijing’s desire to strengthen commercial links with western Europe by reviving the ancient Silk Road. Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP

Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

China’s leaders seem ready to face the headwinds likely to emerge from the U.S. in the coming months and turn them into opportunities.
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