Xi Jinping

Members of an honor guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingRead more

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honor near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honour near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday Read more

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 19, 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare f...TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 10,2013. Jonathan is on a visit to China from July 9 to 12.      AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese president Xi Jinping at a welcoming ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Mr Jonathan is on a visit to China from July 9 to 12. Read more

DemonstratioChinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping...Chinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Jishan county, Shanxi province, May 13, 2013. Yang, 62, started practicing charcoal painting when he was 20. Apart from painting portraits of former and current Chinese leaders, Yang also paints portraits of deceased people from his county as well as neighbouring counties. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. N

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Yang Chuanye, a farmer, paints a charcoal portrait of Xi Jinping, president of China, in Jishan County, Shanxi province. Mr Yang, 62, has been practicing charcoal painting since the age of 20. Mr Yang specialises in painting portraits of former and present Chinese leaders Read more