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New Chinese Leader Plans Trip to Moscow

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Chinese new leader Xi Jinping has elected to travel to Moscow for his first foreign capital visit as president. This is a great honor for Moscow, as it will make history in china. After this visit president Jinping will immediately travel to South Africa for a summit.

BEIJING ó The Chinese leader,†Xi Jinping, has selected Moscow as his first foreign capital to visit as president, to be followed immediately by a trip to†South Africa†for a summit meeting of the group of leading emerging-market countries.

His predecessor,†Hu Jintao, also chose Moscow as his first overseas stop after assuming office, but Mr. Xiís journey to†Russia†has a special significance, analysts say. It comes as†China†tries to answer the Obama administrationís shift toward Asia, a policy that is viewed with suspicion in Beijing as an effort to contain China.

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