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In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. If Donald Trump is serious about his public courtship of Vladimir Putin, he may want to take pointers from one of the Russian leader's longtime suitors: Chinese President Xi Jinping. In this political love triangle, Putin and Xi are tied by strategic need and a rare dose of personal affection, while Trump's effusive display in Helsinki showed him as an earnest admirer of the man leading a country long considered America's adversary. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a plenary session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Many Western scholars who studied China believed that the opening to the outside world engineered by reformer Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s would pave the way for corresponding political freedoms. That vision has been categorically shattered under President Xi Jinping, who many once thought would be the next great reformer. In just five years, Xi has consolidated more power than any Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and is now primed to rule as president-for-life. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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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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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping stands on a military jeep as he inspects troops of the People's Liberation Army during a military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Sunday, July 30, 2017. China's military has the "confidence and capability" to bolster the country's rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said Sunday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant to show off the forces at his command to foreign and domestic audiences. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping stands on a military jeep as he inspects troops of the People's Liberation Army during a military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Sunday, July 30, 2017. China's military has the "confidence and capability" to bolster the country's rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said Sunday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant to show off the forces at his command to foreign and domestic audiences. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India. India and China have faced off frequently since fighting a bloody 1962 war that ended with China seizing control of some territory. India’s army chief warned in July 2017 that India’s army was capable of fighting “2 1/2 wars” if needed to secure its borders. The dispute was discussed briefly without resolution by Xi and Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping listen to a speech during the BRICS Leaders Meeting with the BRICS Business Council in Goa, India. India and China have faced off frequently since fighting a bloody 1962 war that ended with China seizing control of some territory. India’s army chief warned in July 2017 that India’s army was capable of fighting “2 1/2 wars” if needed to secure its borders. The dispute was discussed briefly without resolution by Xi and Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

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A demonstrator with the Falun Gong protest group stands near the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in downtown Seattle. Xi is stopping in Seattle on his way to Washington, D.C., for a White House state dinner on Friday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan are seated during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. When is an impromptu, after-dinner chat more than just “dessert”? When you’re President Donald Trump, and your confection companion is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump has a history of doing business during the final course: He’s boasted of a productive conversation over chocolate cake in April with President Xi Jinping in which he informed the Chinese leader of his plans to launch airstrikes in Syria. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a summit at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, Monday, May 15, 2017. Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Xi called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to investment as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese initiative that could increase Beijing's global influence.(Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping envisions a world order in which all roads lead to Beijing, but U.S. officials have faulted China for offering up easy access and questionable financial loans to several African countries in exchange for access to their resources. (Associated Press/File)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century and a modern high speed train in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting camels and dolphins at the forum's media center in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen as a waitress prepares a table at a dining areas of the forum's media center in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near a decoration depicting Chinese admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 14, 2017. China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping's stature as a world-class statesman at the international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort that envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping envisions a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. (Associated Press/File)

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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, smiles at U.S. President Donald Trump as they pose together with their wives for photographers before dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo Ivanka Trump, second from right, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, is seated with her husband White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, during a dinner with President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Mar-a-Lago, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump has ripped up the playbook on avoiding conflicts of interest, and ethics experts are outraged. They don’t like the free publicity he’s generated for his Mar-a-Lago club by hosting heads of state there or that he’s moved ahead with resorts projects abroad overseen by governments with business before the U.S. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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In this Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)