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  1. Talking points

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shanghai and Xiamen. UN to confirm Norwegian as head of Syria mission The UN will confirm former Norwegian Army chief of staff Major-General Robert Mood (left, with UN special envoy Kofi Annan) ... 300 observers have been proposed, with about 90 civilian support staff and experts. But Syria has blocked a proposed monitor and threatened to refuse any from a Western-Arab coalition that has ...

  2. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Security Council vote on sanctions against Syria, for not dramatically revaluing its currency and for perceived unfair trade practices. China has its complaints as well. Obama has made ...

  3. Will veto put Beijing on wrong side of history?

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Treaty of Westphalia, which in 1648 ushered in the era of sovereign nations. From the Chinese perspective, therefore, nothing that has been happening inside Syria should be said ...

  4. China incensed by Russia's move to charge fishermen

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Syria. Pang Zhongying, a professor of international affairs at Renmin University, said the dispute exposed the reality of the much-hyped Sino-Russian strategic partnership. 'Although China ...

  5. Top leaders step up focus on Europe

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in international affairs. In one recent example, the two nations vetoed a Western-led alliance's motion in the United Nations to impose sanctions on Syria's repressive government. ...

  6. News - China

    Wen urges action on Europe debt crisis

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 11:22am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... on economic issues, but a senior German official told reporters he expects an “open discussion” with Chinese leaders on Syria, which is in the throes of a civil war that has left an estimated 20,000 ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing didn't release 70,000 illegally detained petitioners

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 08:21am by John Kennedy

    ... ago, shows a healthy Chen who has most definitely neither forgotten nor forgiven the Chinese government for its 1989 crackdown on students. In fact, he makes it seem that he’s in Syria only ...

  8. Getting into the game

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to maintain a good relationship with Assad, but Chinese analysts said Beijing believed the UN resolution was not conducive to maintaining peace in Syria. 'China's interest in Syria ...

  9. Beijing won't deter visits to Philippines

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is Syria, where violence nationwide involving protesters and government forces has left 2,200 people dead in the past five months. The ambassador's comments angered hostage survivor Li ...

  10. Payment paradox prevents the yuan from going global

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... League-backed resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council. But mostly the big oil exporters don't want to get paid in yuan because the currency's restricted convertibility means ...




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