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  1. News - China

    China, US to try new tone in desert outing

    Posted May 24th 2013, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... the atmospherics, Xi and Obama will have a full plate of issues to discuss ranging from China’s tense relationship with Japan and other US-backed neighbours to the diplomatic stalemate on Syria’s civil war. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Behind China's Mideast peace gesture

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Lee

    ... resource contracts with authoritarian governments can fail when those regimes fall- as occurred in Libya, likely Syria, and perhaps one day in Iran. Besides, the large oil supplier governments ... But it knows it needs new friends outside Iran and Syria, and more relevance in a region that holds the key to its energy security future. Finally, Beijing's interest in improving its standing ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and Israel set up task force to boost trade

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... third-biggest trade partner and press for tougher action against Iran and Syria. China's imports from Israel totalled US$5.3 billion last year and its exports to Israel reached US$2.8 billion, says ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    North Korea issue has helped US China relations

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial N Korea, a plus for Sino-US ties Relations between China and the US look far from rosy. Tit-for-tat annual human rights reports in recent weeks that were as accusatory and acrimonious as ever added to simmering claims of cyberhacking and disagreement over Syria, Iran and trade. Those are the latest wrinkles to the big-picture backdrop of decades of difficult ties ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Xi prepares to meet Russia’s Putin on first foreign trip

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 08:33am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... three times to block Western-backed measures on the conflict in Syria despite talk of grumbling in Beijing, and Russia has followed China’s lead on North Korea - two issues likely to come up ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Iran, Russia are still supporting Assad's regime, Clinton warns

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But Clinton also noted that despite America's efforts to bring Moscow on board to work for an international solution to the 22-month war in Syria that has claimed some 60,000 lives, Russia ...

  9. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Myanmar bucks slide in Asia on press freedom

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... Turkmenistan (177th) and Eritrea (179th) joined North Korea again at the bottom of the table, along with Syria (176th), Somalia (175th) and Iran (174th), while Finland, the Netherlands and Norway ...

  10. 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 ...




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