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China sends envoy for independence of South Sudan

Updated: 2011-07-05 16:17
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BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao will send a special envoy to South Sudan for the independence celebrations of the new-born country later this week, the foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.

Jiang Weixin, minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, will go to Juba, capital of the new state, on Saturday, ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a press briefing on Tuesday.