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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - CONFLICT

    Xi Jinping repeats call for political solution to end Syrian civil war

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... in Tuesday's vote- Hassan al-Nuri and Maher al-Hajjar- won 4.3 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively, parliamentary speaker Mohammad al-Lahham said. "I congratulate Syria for choosing its chief, ... a China-Arab forum in Beijing, in a speech broadcast live on state television yesterday. The first round of Syria peace talks in Geneva in 2012 stipulated the establishment of a transition government, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... A political solution is the only way out President Xi Jinping on the crisis in Syria   It's a five-second moment of reflection before we move on to the rest of the season Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade on the team's first defeat in 27 games   I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education Malala Yousafzai, 15, ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Deal involving all parties only way to end Syrian crisis, Xi Jinping tells Mursi

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... hope that all parties in Syria will pursue a solution to issues concerning political transition as soon as possible," he said. Mursi said Egypt attached great importance to China's ... in Syria should be resolved by the Syrian people themselves," Yin said. China has long adhered to the principle that a foreign nation should not interfere in the internal affairs of other ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi hints at more assertive foreign policy

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng and Kim Wall

    ... Xi and Ban discussed the conflict in Syria and North Korea's nuclear programme, but Xi also outlined China's expectations of the UN, calling on its members to scrap ... Beijing also showed frustration when it was condemned, along with Russia, last year for vetoing UN Security Council resolutions against Syria. "Beijing believes its voice ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi expected to rally BRICS at G20 summit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... military intervention in Syria, whose government is accused of using chemical weapons on its own civilians. The two leaders are expected to discuss the issue with other emerging nations, ... and Russia oppose military intervention in Syria," said Lukyanov. "The West tends to see the BRICS as an economically emerging power. But it is also a grouping of global political ...

  7. News - China

    Xi says China-US relationship at ‘critical juncture’

    Posted May 27th 2013, 06:30pm by AFP

    ... on how to resolve the civil war in Syria. “The current China-US relationship is at a critical juncture to build on past successes and open up new dimensions for the future,” Xi told Donilon ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Stability is better than rivalry

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... closer. But while seeing eye-to-eye on foreign policy matters like non-intervention in Syria's civil war, the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea and what should happen in Afghanistan ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good place for friends to meet

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Washington has a long list of concerns, including trade, the yuan, Chinese military transparency, cyber-spying and Syria. Both leaders want the other to do more over North Korea's nuclear ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The cold war isn't over, just remade

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... summit. The support of Russia and America for opposing sides in the Syrian conflict echoes the proxy wars of not so long ago. But while the eyes of the world are on Syria, the neo-cold war's ... be if the US sent its military might into Syria. In each case, the same question remains: then what? Paul Letters is a political commentator and writer. For his forthcoming second world war novel, ...




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