Xi's special envoy to attend Venezuelan presidential inauguration
Updated 21:37, 11-Jan-2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Han Changfu will attend the inauguration of Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro on January 10, announced a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday.
Han, also Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, was invited by the Venezuelan government, spokesperson Lu Kang said. 
In a television broadcast last Friday, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Maduro would take office in a "legitimate and constitutional" process, which "does not require the approval of any foreign government."
Source(s): Reuters ,Xinhua News Agency