Xi Jinping kicks off third term with a flurry of diplomatic activity

China will host a flurry of top foreign leaders this week, as President Xi Jinping kicks off a norm-busting third term during which he's vowed to increase his nation's global influence

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Sarah Zheng | Bloomberg
China will host a flurry of top foreign leaders this week, as President Xi Jinping kicks off a norm-busting third term during which he’s vowed to increase his nation’s global influence.
 
Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong will arrive in China on Sunday for a four-day trip, becoming the first foreign leader to meet Xi since the Chinese president removed rivals and installed loyalists at a leadership reshuffle earlier this month.

Xi and his top officials are then expected to hold talks in the capital with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Tanzanian President Samia

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First Published: Oct 30 2022 | 1:07 PM IST

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