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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China's role 'vital' in Syrian dispute, John Kerry says after meeting Wang Yi

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 02:42pm by AGENCIES AND CARY HUANG

    ... 'vital' in Syria issue China could play a "positive, constructive" role at the United Nations on a resolution to rein in Syria's chemical weapons, according to the top US diplomat. US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged at the start of talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi that the two sides had "disagreed sharply" over the global response to Syria ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    North Korean foreign minister labels UN Security Council as a forum of lies

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... the UN General Assembly on Saturday. He accused the top body of turning a blind eye to civilian deaths in Gaza from Israeli attacks while punishing Syria over the conflict on its territory. Ri said the top council was "showcasing the extreme manifestation of the double standard" and said no action should be taken against Syria "under the disguise ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says US is trying to 'remake the whole world'

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... faulted US actions, including Libya, Syria and Iraq, Putin asked whether Washington's policies had strengthened peace and democracy. "No," he declared. "The unilateral diktat ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China’s Li Keqiang in Russia for Putin talks

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:38am by AFP

    ... and Russia often work in lockstep at the UN Security Council, using their veto power as permanent council members to counter the West on issues such as the Syria crisis. Russia’s showdown ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... in a black SUV yesterday afternoon. The US leader was expected to press him on the implementation of a stalled World Trade Organisation pact, the campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls for unity in Iraq, confers with Ban Ki-moon on Middle East, Ebola, Ukraine

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by Staff Reporters

    ... to unite to stabilise the country, a day after China made a rare move to fully back a UN resolution against extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. Xi issued the call during a meeting with United ... body’s “gravest concern” over the control of territory in Iraq and Syria by al-Qaeda-linked groups including the Islamic State and the al-Nusrah Front (ANF). The resolution also contained a ban ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US to discuss joint action on Islamic State at Beijing summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... said. China has so far been unwilling to participate in the US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Still, there are some thorny issues the two sides would have to address. ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China helps remove chemical weapons from Syria in ‘commitment' to international peace

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 12:21pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com China helped escort the first batch of chemical weapons out of Syria yesterday as part of a joint mission to disarm the country. The Chinese frigate Yancheng entered Syria’s waters on Tuesday along with ships from Russia, Denmark and Norway. Russian trucks transported chemicals from two sites to the northern port of Latakia, where they were loaded onto ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry and Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to meet on Syria and North Korea

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 10:48am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry will welcome his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday, when the two are expected to talk about Syria and North Korea ... and the US to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal was welcomed by Beijing, which is united with Russia in its resolve to veto any UN Security Council resolution against Syria. Although allied ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Obama to lobby Xi Jinping for support on military intervention in Syria

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Reuters, AP

    ... Teddy Ng and Agencies in Moscow Backing for military strike likely to be raised in bilateral meeting on sidelines of G20 summit Obama to lobby Xi for support on Syria intervention President Barack Obama is expected to lobby his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to support military strikes against Syria during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit. Observers said ...




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