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Feted in China, Xi's US profile dims in shadow of Pope

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From Aug 26 to Sept 25, tweets in the United States about Pope Francis (above) topped 765,000, compared with 107,000 for Mr Xi, according to MediaMiser, which tracks news and media content online, on television and radio. Online articles from Sept 20-24 mentioned the Pope nearly four times more than Mr Xi. On television, the Pope was mentioned over 25 times more.

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From Aug 26 to Sept 25, tweets in the United States about Pope Francis topped 765,000, compared with 107,000 for Mr Xi (above), according to MediaMiser, which tracks news and media content online, on television and radio. Online articles from Sept 20-24 mentioned the Pope nearly four times more than Mr Xi. On television, the Pope was mentioned over 25 times more.

Washington

ON Friday morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping enjoyed the symbolic high point of his first state visit to the United States - a 21-gun salute as he stood with US President Barack Obama outside the White House.

For most Americans, it was a sideshow: the main news

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