The first-year Mandarin-language students from Illinois sent Xi Jinping a letter for Lunar New Year, giving their best wishes and asking about his life, hobbies, work and opinion of the US. The Chinese president replied. Photo: Reuters
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Xi Jinping adds personal touch to diplomacy

  • China and the US may appear to be at loggerheads, but president’s letter to American students shows interaction between people at all levels of society should be a normal part of relations between nations

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The first-year Mandarin-language students from Illinois sent Xi Jinping a letter for Lunar New Year, giving their best wishes and asking about his life, hobbies, work and opinion of the US. The Chinese president replied. Photo: Reuters
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