Xi looks back as aide blocked from BRICS venue
25 August 2023 | 1:01 pm
An aide to Chinese president Xi Jinping was stopped from entering the BRICS Summit venue in Johannesburg on Wednesday while following the leader onto a red carpet. Video shows Xi walking into the venue and security officials blocking the confused aide, closing the doors between him and his boss.
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