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Xi Jinping’s first trip outside mainland China in more than two years is set to be brief—if it even happens

The Chinese leader hasn’t confirmed his trip and his office has been worried that the risk of coronavirus exposure may be too great, given that Hong Kong had recently endured a major Omicron outbreak, according to the people (Photo: Reuters)Premium
The Chinese leader hasn’t confirmed his trip and his office has been worried that the risk of coronavirus exposure may be too great, given that Hong Kong had recently endured a major Omicron outbreak, according to the people (Photo: Reuters)
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Leader’s visit to Hong Kong to mark 25th handover anniversary likely to be reduced to a single day; could be scuttled by Covid fears

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s first trip outside of mainland China in almost 2½ years is likely to be shorter than expected, and may not go ahead at all if Covid-19 outbreaks flare up again, according to people familiar with the preparations.

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