China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last week attended a meeting of the International Syria Support Group in New York to negotiate a Russian plan for a "political transition," based on the Syrian government's consent and with no clear reference to President Bashar Assad's departure. Photo: AP

China can play role to find resolution to Syrian civil war that will spell defeat for Islamic State

With the US and Russia finally cooperating, Beijing should press ahead with plans to bring Syria’s warring factions together for a face-to-face meeting

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last week attended a meeting of the International Syria Support Group in New York to negotiate a Russian plan for a "political transition," based on the Syrian government's consent and with no clear reference to President Bashar Assad's departure. Photo: AP
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