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Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his opening remarks during a... News PhotoBeijing,Chinese President,Claude Bartolone,Diplomacy,French National Assembly,Horizontal,Meeting,Opening Event,People,Politics,Xi JinpingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (R) makes his opening remarks during a meeting with Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 23, 2014. Bartolone is in China as part of the celebrations marking the 50-year anniversary of France establishing full diplomatic ties with Communist China on January 27, when in 1964, France broke ranks with the US to open ties with the then-government of Mao Zedong -- a decision that paved the way for China to gain global recognition. AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN (Photo credit should read GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)