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File image of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who made his first visit to China since 2004 on 21 September 2023. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
By Andrea Ghiselli Introduction On September 22, seizing the opportunity provided by the visit of Bashar al-Assad to Hangzhou for the 19th Asian Games, China and Syria announced the establishment of a strategic partnership. The joint declaration contains statements of mutual ...

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“One of the pleasures of dealing with China is that they never quite tell you why they do things, so you often end up trying to figure it out. There is always certain ambiguity.”

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Indian External Affairs Minister, India

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