Xie Xiaoyan (left) is the new special envoy for Syria. He is a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Iran and Ethiopia. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China appoints first special envoy for Syrian crisis

Envoy to crisis zone named as Beijing aims for more active role in Middle East

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Xie Xiaoyan (left) is the new special envoy for Syria. He is a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Iran and Ethiopia. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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