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Xi Jinping felt the G-20 spotlight shift away from him in Osaka last weekend and onto Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)
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A secret meeting, an invitation and the DMZ: How Trump stole the G-20

Much-anticipated Xi summit was but an opening act for the North Korea crossing

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Although U.S. President Donald Trump's now famous Twitter invitation to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday looked almost spontaneous, it seems he had always envisioned a Panmunjom handshake as the climax of his Asia trip.

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