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Managing relations with U.S. President Donald Trump, left, is the biggest challlenge for Chinese President Xi Jinping.   © Reuters
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Xi Jinping tweaks his diplomacy and tones down the bravado

President talks of shared destiny but has his eyes on a China-led world

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Six years into his presidency, China's Xi Jinping has promoted one diplomatic goal to the forefront of his foreign policy.

During the Chinese Communist Party's Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs -- held for the first time in four years on June 22-23 in Beijing -- Xi repeatedly talked about building "a community with a shared future for mankind."

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