the Korea herald
What Xi does matters What China does matters. China’s decision to ban imports of plastic waste led Korean recyclers to refuse to collect plastic bags. It is important what kind of leadership a country with such tremendous influence has. No wonder many closely follow what Chinese President Xi Jinping says and does. In Boao, Xi called for abandoning “Cold War and zerosum mentality,” building “a community with a shared future for mankind” and making Asia and the world “peaceful, tranquil, prosperous and open.” Such a noble goal can be achieved only when the Chinese leader translates his words into action and assumes responsibility as a respectable member of the community.