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Beijing's Global Role

After being re-elected for his third term, President Xi had a series of bilateral meetings with 40 heads of state and government in Beijing, Riyadh and in Bali during the G20. Xi Jinping also attended the Apec summit in Bangkok where he met leaders from the United States of America, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the EU representatives, including the leaders of Germany and Italy. The summits are part of a series of meetings that President Xi held between November and December 2022, including one in Beijing with Charles Michel, president of the European Council, and one in Bali with Giorgia Meloni, Italian premier.