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Duanmen Gate, the front gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, is seen in this Sept. 3 image from CCTV. The gate formed the backdrop for a ceremony in which Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted foreign dignitaries the same day.

A 'new emperor' emulates an old one

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

BEIJING -- It was a highly unusual scene, reminiscent of a Chinese emperor who ruled a prosperous global empire six centuries ago.

     Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a ceremony at the former imperial palace, adjacent to Beijing's Tiananmen Square, on Sept. 3, immediately before presiding over the day's massive military parade.

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