Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem (left) is welcomed by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing on December 24. Photo: AFP

Beijing’s initiative on Syria highlights the constraints of Chinese diplomacy

Emanuele Scimia says while China’s involvement in Middle East peace talks would be welcome, it faces many difficulties in achieving results in a complex geopolitical situation

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Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem (left) is welcomed by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing on December 24. Photo: AFP
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