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Will Xi join the 17+1 meeting?

One day before the planned virtual summit of 17 Central and Eastern European states and China (17+1 format), the list of participants remains unclear. The Chinese side has so far not confirmed that President Xi Jinping – for the first time – will take part in the online meeting on behalf of Beijing, nor have official bodies published any details about the agenda – because, according to observers, there is dissatisfaction behind the diplomatic scenes about the European side’s line-up.

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