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China's Xi Jinping visits Tibet for first time as president

He was last in the autonomous region in 2011 as vice president

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the CPC and World Political Parties Summit held in Beijing on July 6. (Photo by Xinhua via AP) 

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's President Xi Jinping visited the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 21-22, according to the official Xinhua news agency, in his first recorded visit as leader of the nation.

Xi flew into the city of Nyingchi on Wednesday and took a train to Tibetan capital Lhasa the following day along a section of the high-elevation railway being built to link the mountainous border region with Sichuan province.

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