Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin pictured sharing a toast with Bill Clinton at a previous meeting between the two nations’ heads of state in Washington. Photo: Reuters

Avoid beer and skip the handshake: how Xi should handle first Trump meeting

Experts warn that social contact at summits with people outside your own culture can be a diplomatic minefield for nations’ leaders

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Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin pictured sharing a toast with Bill Clinton at a previous meeting between the two nations’ heads of state in Washington. Photo: Reuters
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