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China names first special envoy on Asian affairs

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-03-11 18:51

BEIJING - A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Monday confirmed the appointment of a former senior diplomat as special representative on Asian affairs.

"The government recently appointed Wang Yingfan, a former vice-foreign minister, as the Foreign Ministry's first special representative on Asian affairs," spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.

Wang will be largely responsible for handling issues between China and Myanmar, she said.

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