China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi votes to abstain on a draft Security Council resolution at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s UN vote abstention on Syria ‘part of shift towards balanced diplomacy’ in Middle East

Beijing broke ranks with Moscow by not vetoing a Security Council resolution condemning the chemical attack, a move analysts say is part of a wider foreign policy change

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China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi votes to abstain on a draft Security Council resolution at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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