Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shake hands in Prague in March 2016. For years, the Czech Republic kept its distance from Beijing. But this changed when Zeman, a populist, took office in 2013.

Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shake hands in Prague in March 2016. For years, the Czech Republic kept its distance from Beijing. But this changed when Zeman, a populist, took office in 2013.