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Local media silent as Scottish leader tours China seeking investment

Two sides sidestep thorny issues during UK secession advocate's Beijing visit

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, center, visits the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, on April 10.   © Reuters

YANGON -- China's media took little notice of the visit of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong this week. As Sturgeon met with Chinese political and business leaders, all parties were careful to avoid uncomfortable issues, such as Scotland's relationship with post-Brexit U.K., aware that secession is a particularly touchy subject with Beijing.

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