China calls Zimbabwe's election 'orderly'
China is calling Zimbabwe's election "orderly" and urges Zimbabweans to maintain peace and stability after Wednesday's violence in the capital left three people dead.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang says Zimbabwe invited China to send an election observer mission and the mission found Zimbabweans to be "well-engaged" in Monday's vote.
China has had growing influence in the southern African nation.
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