China's new Silk Road drives Middle East diplomacy

Xi Jinping's pitch for a new Silk Road in the Middle East demonstrates the breadth of China's political and economic interests, as well as a shift towards soft-power diplomacy.

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As intense negotiations between Moscow and Washington draw to a close, the Chinese Government will be heaving a sigh of relief that diplomacy seems to have triumphed over the use of force in Syria.

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