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Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Xi Jinping have myriad considerations to weigh before they can agree to meet and talk about ending Russia's war in Ukraine. (Nikkei montage/Kyodo/Yusuke Hinata)
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Analysis: How Zelenskyy sparked speculation he was on his way to meet Xi

Face-to-face meeting will depend on China's acceptance of Ukraine's conditions

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stepped off a plane at Hiroshima airport on Saturday afternoon, his G-7 summit appearance was already a global hot topic.

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