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The Xinhua News Agency found a creative way to forward a not-so-coded message to Jack Ma from President Xi Jinping. (Source photos by AFP/Jiji and AP) 
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Analysis: Xi's message to Jack Ma, 'You're nothing but a cloud'

Japanese painting delivers stern warning as president takes victory lap

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 -- Twenty-one years after his death, Japanese master painter Kaii Higashiyama must have turned in his grave earlier this month when the Chinese government used one of his paintings to send a stern warning to the richest man in the country.

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