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At 68, Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States is well past the traditional retirement age.He has held the all-important post for an unusually long stint of eight years and his replacement is seen as overdue.Cui is part of an ageing foreign policy team that has stayed in place as the country has struggled to reshuffle its diplomatic corps to reflect the country’s global ambitions amid its deepening feud with Western countries.Kissinger warns China and US to guard against all-out…

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