Syria

Senior Assad Aide in China to Discuss Crisis

China has vetoed resolutions against Assad's regime.

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A senior aide to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has flown to China for talks on the crisis, officials say.

The Chinese foreign ministry said Bouthaina Shaaban would meet Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi later.

The ministry said it was part of its effort to implement the UN's six-point peace plan. China has twice vetoed UN resolutions against the Assad regime.