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China special envoy urges ‘unremitting efforts’ over missing flight MH370

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 March, 2014, 5:50pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 March, 2014, 6:50pm
 

China’s special envoy to Malaysia, Zhang Yesui, called on Wednesday for “unremitting efforts” over the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, state news agency Xinhua said.

Zhang, who is also China’s vice foreign minister, met Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier in the day, according to Xinhua.

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent Zhang to consult with the Malaysian government over the missing plane, Xinhua said.

China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it hoped Britain could provide satellite data by British firm Inmarsat on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. When asked whether China wants Britain to give China the satellite information, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei said he hoped the "relevant country" could provide it.

Citing groundbreaking satellite-data analysis by Inmarsat, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished more than two weeks ago while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

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