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Chinese President Xi Jinping won some handsome political dividends from his virtual summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. (Nikkei montage/AP)
China up close

Analysis: Xi shrewdly used Biden summit to pave way for long reign

Timing of virtual meeting followed Beijing's scenario

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer 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.

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