Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at in Samarkand on Friday, one of a series of sideline meetings for Xi. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at in Samarkand on Friday, one of a series of sideline meetings for Xi. Photo: Xinhua
Diplomacy

China’s Xi Jinping skips mask-free SCO dinner amid packed talks schedule

  • Xi meets a dozen leaders in Central Asia on first trip abroad in nearly 1,000 days
  • Covid-19 policy cited as reason the Chinese president did not go to a banquet

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at in Samarkand on Friday, one of a series of sideline meetings for Xi. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at in Samarkand on Friday, one of a series of sideline meetings for Xi. Photo: Xinhua
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