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WEF in Singapore

Five Davos takeaways, from China to COVID to capitalism

Beijing-Washington friction looms over online warmup for Singapore summit

The World Economic Forum held a full week of online meetings in place of its usual January summit in Davos, Switzerland. In May, it plans to hold an in-person meeting in Singapore.   © Reuters

TOKYO/SINGAPORE -- Global leaders taking part in the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda meetings last week had no shortage of weighty themes to discuss: COVID-19, climate change and even a more inclusive form of capitalism.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the big Asian names who participated in the sessions, which set the stage for a planned in-person summit in Singapore in May.

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