While you were sheltering inside from the National Day crowds, Xi Jinping was jetting all over the world, posing for remarkably similar photos with a cavalcade of world leaders. Let’s take a look.
On October 2, Xi flew to Indonesia where he met with president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to discuss “bilateral ties, relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other major regional and international issues.”
Then it was off to Malaysia, where Xi met with prime minister Najib Razak “to discuss bilateral ties and further development of China’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)”.
After Malaysia, Xi and Peng Liyuan flew to Bali to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Xi’s first since he ascended to the presidency in March.
At APEC, Xi met with new Australian prime minister Tony Abbot. The two agreed “to push forward bilateral ties and speed up free trade negotiation.”
The Chinese president also met a senior representative from Taiwan. Xi reportedly told vice-president Vincent Siew Wan-chang that the two governments “must step by step reach a final resolution [to the Taiwan issue] and it cannot be passed on from generation to generation.”
Finally, in a closed door meeting with Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung, Xi reportedly said that “all issues related to political reform must be in accordance with the stipulations of the Basic Law and the decisions of the NPC Standing Committee.”
[Image credit: Xinhua]