The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters
The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters

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Communist Party’s little-known department gives China ‘extra hand’ in foreign relations

  • Central Committee’s International Department plays an active role in overseas engagement but is largely overlooked
  • The ID’s stated aim is to support state diplomacy through party-to-party exchanges

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The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters
The Communist Party’s International Department plays an important role in China’s foreign relations. Photo: Reuters
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