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China's President Xi Jinping walks next to a honour guard during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping walks next to a honour guard during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping walks next to a honour guard during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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China's President Xi Jinping waits for his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping waits for his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping waits for his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas before a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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Delegates clap as China's President Xi Jinping (front) arrives for the closing ceremony of Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, in this March 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

Delegates clap as China's President Xi Jinping (front) arrives for the closing ceremony of Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, in this March 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

Delegates clap as China's President Xi Jinping (front) arrives for the closing ceremony of Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, in this March 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files
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China's President Xi Jinping drinks from a cup during the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

China's President Xi Jinping drinks from a cup during the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

China's President Xi Jinping drinks from a cup during the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files
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China's President Xi Jinping walks during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping walks during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

China's President Xi Jinping walks during the welcoming ceremony for Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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