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China will navigate through Zimbabwe's troubles

Diplomatic dexterity enables Beijing to advance its interests around Africa

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, with South African President Jacob Zuma, middle, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Johannesburg in December 2015   © Reuters

In the hours following the house arrest of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe last week, rumors swirled of Chinese involvement.

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