Xi’s G20 no-show hints at China’s shifting diplomatic priorities

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BEIJING: President Xi Jinping’s unexplained decision to snub the Group of 20 (G20) summit underlines Beijing’s frayed ties with other major powers as well as growing secrecy at the top of the ruling Communist Party, China analysts told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Beijing’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Premier Li Qiang would join the leaders of the world’s biggest economies in India’s capital New Delhi this weekend, effectively confirming Xi’s absence.

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