President Xi Jinping meets Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, February 5. Experts say Xi’s trip abroad ahead of the 20th party congress shows his confidence. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping meets Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, February 5. Experts say Xi’s trip abroad ahead of the 20th party congress shows his confidence. Photo: Xinhua

Trip in countdown to Communist Party congress shows Xi Jinping’s confidence, experts say

  • Chinese president expected to travel overseas next week for the first time in more than two years
  • Face-to-face exchanges by top leadership will help China avoid appearing isolated from the rest of the world, observers say

President Xi Jinping meets Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, February 5. Experts say Xi’s trip abroad ahead of the 20th party congress shows his confidence. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping meets Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, February 5. Experts say Xi’s trip abroad ahead of the 20th party congress shows his confidence. Photo: Xinhua
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