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When Xi visited the U.S. in June 2013, he made a proposal to then-President Obama that tried to counter the TPP exclusion. (Source phots by AP and Getty Images) 
China up close

Analysis: Xi Jinping's embrace of TPP is 8-year revenge on Obama

Snubbed over 'great power relationship,' China ready to turn the tables

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

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

TOKYO -- China needs to stick to the path of socialist rule of law, President Xi Jinping declared at a recent Chinese Communist Party meeting.

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