China says Syria opposition delegation visited

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Posted: Feb 09, 2012 3:19 AM

China's Foreign Ministry says that a Syrian opposition delegation visited Beijing and met Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun.

Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a news briefing Thursday that China wants to maintain contacts and communication with Syrian opposition groups.

China and Russia drew the wrath of the United States, Europe and much of the Arab world for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria.

The U.S. and others say the veto blocked a U.N. attempt to end the bloodshed and raises fears the violence will escalate.