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Chinese President Xi Jinping shares a toast with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 11.    © Reuters
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China turns on the charm as US tensions grow

Beijing seeks more trade with Southeast Asia, Japan and Russia

KENJI KAWASE, Nikkei Asian Review business news correspondent | China

NANNING, China -- As U.S. President Donald Trump prepared a major escalation of his trade battle, China's leaders were engaging in a charm offensive meant to keep the country's friends close -- and pull its rivals closer.

Vice Premier Han Zheng, one of the most powerful members of Beijing's political machine, opened an annual gathering of officials and business people from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sept. 12 by saying their relationship with China could be an "exemplary model of common destiny of mankind."

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