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China's president is the country's most-traveled leader since Communism -- and maybe the strongest

China's president is the country's most-traveled leader since Communism -- and maybe the strongest

This year's list of top globe-trotting heads of state included a surprising upstart: Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Xi has visited 14 countries in 2015, making him China's most-traveled top leader since the Communist Party took power in 1949. His predecessor, Hu Jintao, visited only seven countries during his decade as China's top leader. Since Xi took the reins in 2012, he has visited more than 30.

The diversity of his destinations was also striking. In 2015, he visited Pakistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Turkey, France, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

“Xi is absolutely a high-profile...

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