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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, walk together at Zhongnanhai leaders compound before their private dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The others walking with them are their translators.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together with their translators at Zhongnanhai leaders compound before their private dinner on Tuesday

APEC 2014 Summit in Beijing, China...epa04483563 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, in Beijing, China, 10 November 2014. APEC is an inter-governmental forum with 21 member countries and regions, that seeks to promote sustainable growth and economic integration, and reduce trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region. Jinping and Abe met for the first time to face to face talks, since they came into office, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, China, on 10 November 2014.  EPA/KIM KYUNG-HOON / POOL 0

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, in Beijing, China. 

Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi and Indian PM Modi in New Delhi...Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi September 18, 2014. Groups of Tibetan activists held noisy protests outside the hotel where Xi was staying in New Delhi, and at the stately Hyderabad House where he sat down for formal talks with Modi.

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Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India

Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Xi's choice to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992 of Chinese presidents choosing to make Pyongyang their first official destination on the Korean Peninsula.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Xi’s choice to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992 of Chinese presidents choosing to make Pyongyang their first official destination on the Korean Peninsula 

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President Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. An eleventh-hour agreement was made to import gas to China.

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 Beijing

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 

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. 

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