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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peace envoy urges China to help resolve crisis in Syria

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Beijing to help resolve Syria crisis UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi yesterday urged greater involvement by China in a bid to end the violence in Syria as he met Foreign Minister Yang ... in solving the events in Syria", without elaborating further. The situation in the Middle Eastern country has been escalating since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad erupted ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea accused of smuggling arms to Syria

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York and Tokyo

    ... tried to exportarms to Syrians North Korea is suspected of having tried to send missile components to Syria in violation of UN sanctions, but the shipment was intercepted by South Korean ... surrounding the incident. "It appears the cylinders were intended for Syria's missile programme," a diplomat said. "China assured us they will investigate what looks like ...

  3. News - China - SYRIA

    China steps up diplomacy in Syria crisis

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... began fighting to oust Assad in March last year. Beijing, to deflect criticism and show it is trying to develop a political solution, has sent its own envoys to Syria and has already been ... and meet Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. The ministry said that China was also considering inviting members of the Syrian opposition. "To promote the political solution to the Syria problem, ...

  4. China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to foreign intervention in Syria. They also released a declaration on developing a strategic partnership, after Russian President Vladimir Putin met several Chinese leaders on the sidelines ... of creating disturbances and hatred in the international community. Regarding Syria, Moscow and Beijing said they opposed use of external forces to tackle the crisis there. Considered close allies ...

  5. China and US in close contact over Syria, Iran

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi says China and the United States have maintained close contact over Syria and Iran, despite their disagreements on how ... resolution condemning Assad's handling of unrest in his country. China has sent Li Huaxin, its former ambassador to Damascus, to Syria to promote a six-point plan unveiled by Beijing ...

  6. Hosts China thrash Syria in opener

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... HOSTS China roared out of the starting blocks at the 22nd Asian Men's Basketball Championships on Tuesday, hammering Syria 103-51 in their opening Group C game in the northeastern ... Championships Tuesday's results Group A - Uzbekistan 68 Hong Kong 64; Lebanon 79 Kazakhstan 70 Group B - India 94 Kuwait 74; South Korea 103 Malaysia 72 Group C -Taiwan 74 Iran 83; China 103 Syria ...

  7. News - China

    Kerry tells Xi North Korea crisis is ‘critical’

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Iran’s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria. “Mr President, this is obviously a critical time with some very challenging issues,” Kerry told Xi in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. “Issues on the Korean peninsula, the challenge of Iran and nuclear weapons, Syria and the Middle East, and economies around the world that are in need of a boost.” Kerry arrived from South Korea ...

  8. For Beijing, it's no more Mr Abstention

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com When China and Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution this month calling on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step ... Seale, a British historian specialising in Syria and the Middle East. He adds that 'with their vetoes, Moscow and Beijing were saying that they too had interests in the Middle East ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... claims filed by two women who had accused Cain of sexual harassment between 1996 and 1999 while he headed the lobbying group. UN rights council to discuss Syria The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session in Geneva on Syria following this week's publication of a report by its investigators on human rights violations there. Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Doha ...

  10. News - China

    China looks to Russia, Africa after transition

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 07:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... including the two-year conflict in Syria, where the two permanent UN Security Council members have blocked resolutions that would have introduced sanctions against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “We don’t protect anyone,” Yang said of China’s position on Syria, re-iterating Beijing’s stance that the crisis could only be resolved through “dialogue and negotiations” and not by military means. ...




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