Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Quick guide to China’s diplomatic levels

Beijing and Riyadh have elevated ties to the second highest that China recognises. Here’s a run-down of what that means and the other types below it

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) is greeted by members of the Saudi Shura Council following his arrival in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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