Why China is standing by Nicolas Maduro

China is Venezuela's biggest creditor, has invested heavily in its oil industry and regards President Maduro as its strongest ally in South America.

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    China's leaders have reason to be especially concerned about the turmoil in Venezuela.

    It is regarded as China's staunchest ally in South America - a friendship that has been underpinned by huge loans, investments and weapons sales.

    Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing.


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