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Xi Jinping's stay-at-home diplomacy is working for now

Pushback against Beijing's muscle-flexing may soon force a rethink

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Xi Jinping attends the 13th BRICS summit via video link on Sept. 9: virtual diplomacy has possibly helped avoid some awkward moments.   © Xinhua/AP

Suisheng Zhao is a professor at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of its Center for China-U.S. Cooperation.

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