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China urges Zimbabwe to avoid violence as army seizes power

Beijing avoids taking sides in its 'all-weather friend' country

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he walks with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe upon arrival for a state visit in Harare on Dec. 1 in 2015.   © Reuters

BEIJING/TOKYO -- China on Thursday urged Zimbabwe to avoid violence after the military took control of the country this week and placed 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.

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