Chinese Special Envoy meets former President going against traditional Chinese diplomatic procedures


Chinese special envoy to Sri lanka Liu Shenmin has met Former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Chinese special envoy who visited Sri lanka last week met President Maithripala Sirisena and government representatives.

However a meeting with the former President was not mentioned.

Chinese News Paper South China Morning Post reported that the meeting was against the traditional Chinese Diplomatic procedures.

It was also a departure from Beijing's usual outreach as Chinese envoys are known to restrict their interaction to government figures.