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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and his wife, Peng Liyuan, greet Russian President Vladimir Putin at the BRICS banquet in Xiamen, China on Sept. 4.The couple married in Xiamen 30 years ago.   © Reuters

Xi's blueprint for 'G-2' stained by Kim Jong Un

North Korean nuclear test knocks 'major country diplomacy' off track

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Chinese President Xi Jinping had a long day on Sept. 3, greeting foreign dignitaries at a diplomatic extravaganza in a southeastern coastal city amid unusually tight security.

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