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First mover in China advantage

BANGKOK -- On June 6, CP Group Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont met Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, along with other attendees of the international conference of overseas Chinese. Dhanin was one of a selected few of over 500 representatives to shake hands and directly exchange words with Xi.

     Of the seven members of China's supreme governing body, Dhanin has met at least six, including Xi, according to open records. Having personal touches with political figures is essential for success in a one-party country. Dhanin has kept amicable relationships with top leaders since Deng Xiaoping.

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