Chinese 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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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

Chinese 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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