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China looks to Russia, Africa after transition

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China's new president will pay a state visit to Russia and three African countries, the foreign minister said Saturday, with Beijing looking to step up diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition. 

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi waves before a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2013. China's new president will pay a state visit to Russia and three African countries, the foreign minister said Saturday, with Beijing looking to step up diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition.

Chinese Foreign minister Yang Jiechi said the visit would take place "soon" and that Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo would comprise the African destinations.

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