Power Play

Xi Jinping’s return to the world stage won’t be smooth sailing

China’s on a charm offensive post-Covid-19 isolation. Its success is likely to be patchy, given Beijing’s support for Russia and pursuit of territorial claims.

Chinese President Xi Jinping seems intent on making up for lost time and ground on the world stage, but suspicions of China will likely remain. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has been keeping busy.

Since the end of the Communist Party of China’s 20th party congress in late October, Mr Xi has met more than 40 world leaders, as he steps out once again onto the world stage.

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