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China to send envoy in bid to ease Syria crisis

Chris Buckley, Reuters
March 5, 2012
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China said on Monday it will send an envoy to Syria in a fresh bid to help staunch violence there that has divided Beijing from Western and Arab powers demanding stronger action to rein in the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.
 
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Li Huaxin, the country's former ambassador to Syria, will visit there for two days from Tuesday, promoting a six-point plan that Beijing issued on the weekend as the basis of a solution to the violence.
 
While announcing ambassador Li's visit, the foreign ministry spokesman, Liu Weimin, sounded a sombre warning about the fighting that has sent refugees spilling into Lebanon.
 
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