外文标题：China to reopen embassy in Somalia closed in 1991
BEIJING: China is reopening its embassy in Somalia some 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war.
Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Monday the decision came after Somalia established its first government and parliament in 21 years. He said Beijing would send a delegation to Somalia on Tuesday.
Hong told reporters: "Somalia has entered a new stage of its peace process," which "brings a new opportunity for the development of China-Somalia relations."
Chinese diplomats left Somalia in January 1991 after a longtime dictator was overthrown and warlords turned on each other, plunging the country into chaos.
The United States announced in June it would appoint an ambassador to Somalia but said it had no immediate plans to reopen its embassy.
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Vijay Bali (INDIA)
why china interested in somalia suddenly
ChandraMohan Edthala (Pune)
China has vested interests world over, especially in Africa, that's why they are reopening their embassy in Somalia
is china interested in africa now?
Manish Gupta (Unknown)
Why china closed that assambley and why reopened this again
Doujangul Misao (Unknown)
China is peaceful
Lion King (Unknown) replies to Doujangul Misao
Apart from fighting with all its neighbors they are peaceful.Maybe we should change the definition of peace
Balu Iyer (Unknown) replies to Doujangul Misao
Yes. Yes. apart from a few Knife attack incidents.
Jitesh K (Unknown)
What business interest does china see in a failed nation like somalia????
Lion King (Unknown) replies to Jitesh K
Mining for raw materials
COLRANBIRLAMBA (Location) replies to Jitesh K
sea wealth & trade route is interest of china
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Suneel (Location) replies to Jitesh K
Those which u can not see
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Somalia pirates,, Chinese are coming
a n ray (Delhi)
Somalia remained failed state for long since 1991. China is always ahead of others in such matters in reopening their embassy. Hope democracy stays permanently in Somalia and piracy in the high seas are stopped for safe passage of cargo ships.