There’s a man named Xi Jinping who lives in Beijing but often travels. When on the road, he talks of his love of foreign novelists and respect for international institutions and accords. When in the USA, he said he was a Hemingway fan. In France, he expressed his regard for Montesquieu, Molière, Montaigne and Maupassant (as well as various local writers whose surnames don’t begin with “M”). He defends the Paris Climate Agreement and, in 2017, he made a good impression at Davos. Spo