China looks to Russia Africa after transition

West Australian
Saturday 9th March, 2013

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s new president will pay a state visit to Russia and three African countries, the foreign minister said Saturday, with Beijing looking to step up diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition.Chinese Foreign minister Yang Jiechi said the visit would take place “soon” and that Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo would comprise the African destinations.Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is due to be named state president during China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) parliament session under way in Beijing, which will conclude the country’s once-a-d…

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