China calls for release of Guinea's President Conde

China on Monday opposed the seizure of power in Guinea in a coup and called for an immediate release of President Alpha Conde. Earlier on Sunday, "army putschists" in Guinea said that they had captured Conde and dissolved the government, according to media reports. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a regular briefing in Beijing that the Chinese side is following the situation closely and has noted the stances of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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