In the first half of 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping made five overseas visits that encompassed eight countries. He also hosted three major diplomatic events in China, including the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition, and Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), in April and May, which attracted nearly 50 heads of state, government chiefs and leaders of international organizations.

Through these diplomatic events, Xi advocated common efforts to create more shared interests and demonstrated the global appeal and influence of China's visions and initiatives.

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