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Xi advised on how to counter Trump’s power handshake

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A non-verbal communication professor has a piece of advice for Chinese President Xi Jinping when shaking hands with US President Donald Trump.

Earlier, Trump shared a 19-second long handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who did not seem too comfortable about it.

Xi has yet to meet with the US president but according to a New York Post article published online on February 27, the Chinese are already worried about the handshake.

“When shaking hands with Trump, Xi can stand to the left of Trump, reach out his right hand first with palm upward, pat Trump’s hand three times and stop the handshake first,” the article quoted Dr. Leow Chee Seng as telling the South China Morning Post.

Meanwhile, a BBC News article reported on February 27 that State Councillor Yang Jiechi was on a visit at the White House for discussions with the US president’s advisers when he had a brief meeting with Trump.

Yang “is the first senior Chinese official to meet” Trump since the latter took office, BBC News said.