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FILE - In this July 1, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after administering the oath for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong. An official Chinese magazine says President Xi personally directed the enlargement of China’s presence in the South China Sea through the construction of man-made islands and other measures, crediting him with constructing a “maritime Great Wall.” (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

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