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Diplomacy to focus on neighborhood

Updated: 2014-01-02 07:28
By Li Xiaokun in Beijing, Fu Jing in Brussels, Zhang Chunyan in London and Chen Jia in San Francisco ( China Daily)

Diplomacy to focus on neighborhood

China's diplomacy in 2014 will focus on neighboring countries, as its new leadership aims to forge the nation into a stronger regional power, observers from various countries said.

A stable relationship with its neighbors, particularly where the interests of Beijing and Washington overlap, will also help prevent major clashes between the two giants, they said.

"It does not mean we do not attach importance to big nations or developing countries, but neighbors will be the focus at the moment," said Jin Canrong, deputy dean of the School of International Studies under Renmin University of China.

Diplomacy to focus on neighborhood

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