Martin Schram: Did Xi just learn from Putin?

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Tribune News Service

This was not the way Russia’s Vladimir Putin wanted to look, for all the world to see on Thursday, when he walked into the massive and bizarrely flowered and leafy conference room in Uzbekistan for his much-needed meeting with a deep-pocketed counterpart, China’s Xi Jinping. Putin, who has perfected the art and skill of walking into a summit with his dictator’s swagger-strut that exudes confidence, must feel these days like he’s walking with his telltale tail between his legs. After all, he has just had his worst-ever week — at the end of what has so far been his worst-ever year. We’ve all see…

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