Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) speaks during a meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Beijing on Monday. Xi said on Saturday that the authority of the party’s central leadership on foreign policy should be upheld. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping puts out a call to diplomats: toe the Communist Party line

Chinese president’s latest directives seen as a bid to shore up decision-making power and override interests of agencies involved in foreign affairs

Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) speaks during a meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Beijing on Monday. Xi said on Saturday that the authority of the party’s central leadership on foreign policy should be upheld. Photo: AFP
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