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China aims for balance in Xi's trip to Middle East

Chinese president to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt though details of the trip are under wraps
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 05:50

Beijing

CHINA intends to retain a balanced stance in the Middle East, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, as President Xi Jinping prepared to leave on an unusual visit this week to Saudi Arabia and Iran, regional powers currently locked in a bitter dispute.

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