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Ladies and Gentlemen, Xi Jinping is Back in the Diplomatic Game

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a full day of meetings with eight heads of state including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Australian PM Anthony Albanese, South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol, Senegal President Macky Sall, Argentinian President Alberto Fernández and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

After three years of avoiding major in-person diplomatic engagements, Chinese President Xi Jinping re-emerged on the diplomatic stage with a flurry of at least eight bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.

Spread among the President’s schedule on Tuesday were meetings with three leaders from developing countries:

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