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  1. China rising with enforcement role

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than nine years ago, China used its weight in the United Nations Security Council to try to scuttle a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Now, in the latest sign of its willingness to assume the role of world leader, it has joined another mission to this violence-torn nation, its largest contribution to a peacekeeping force. 'This is part of a move we've been seeing ...

  2. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, Beijing's continued participation in the effort is a delicate diplomatic issue. It must take place within the United Nations quake-recovery framework, as Haiti still recognises Taiwan ... Also aboard the flight are four peacekeeping officers, replacing four who were killed in the earthquake. Beijing maintains a 125-member peacekeeping force in Haiti, also through the auspices ...

  3. Three-nation crack unit needed to fight terrorism, says Ramos

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that an agreement signed by the three nations to share intelligence was insufficient and that his proposal would complete the arrangement. The taskforce would have permission to operate in each ... available for certain disciplines for such a unit,' Mr Ramos said. The idea received mixed reaction from Southeast Asian counterterrorism experts. Senior fellow with the Asia-Pacific Centre ...

  4. Favouritism undermines Iraqi reconstruction

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the willing'- a list of countries that would back military action even if the United Nations did not endorse it. This week's announcement that lucrative reconstruction contracts would be open only ... the funds will be coming from the United Nations, international donors and US taxpayers. On-the-ground security remains a big concern for coalition allies that have sent or are planning to send ...

  5. Haiti

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of poor law enforcement. Despite substantial US aid and the presence of a United Nations peacekeeping force, Haiti is a major transshipment point for drug dealers taking their wares from South ... After Aristide's ouster, a UN peacekeeping force arrived to put the area under control, and in February 2006, Rene Preval was elected president. Since the rebellion, the weakened government ...

  6. Unfaithful friends

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... generously, including refurbishing its Foreign Ministry and providing equipment and funds for the capital's power supply. Ultimately, however, mainland China won out. Its membership of the United Nations Security Council, which had to approve a resolution to send peacekeeping forces to war-torn Liberia, gave it leverage. No doubt, Beijing will also have to provide economic aid ...

  7. A responsibility to protect

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... The world recoiled at the horror in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and Iraq a few years ago, Now it is Sudan. The United Nations gets the blame when nothing happens. Yet it can only do what its ... mandate puts peacekeepers in an impossible situation. Massacres have been committed under the noses of lightly armed UN soldiers who are instructed not to use force. What normally happens ...

  8. Finally, small steps to end Darfur's horror

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the humanitarian tragedy has unfolded in Darfur, an indifferent world has looked on. The passage of three separate resolutions on the conflict by the United Nations Security Council ... International Criminal Court and imposing sanctions on government officials found to be involved. A third resolution will send 10,000 UN peacekeepers to the country, but largely to police a peace accord ...

  9. Government takes tough stance on suicide bombings

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... are becoming an everyday occurrence for the media.' On Iraq, Mr Verhofstadt insists the United Nations should lead reconstruction efforts, with peacekeeping troops placed under its command. ... The 'purple coalition' also supports the creation of a European defence force, further European Union (EU) integration and enlargement, and a leading role for the United Nations ...

  10. Pressure on China to let UN security group grow

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Facing a renewed bid from the so-called G4 countries- India, Japan, Brazil and Germany- for permanent membership on the United Nations Security Council, China is coming under ... participation of developing countries in the United Nations, its opposition to Japan is well known. In 2005, then Chinese ambassador to the United Nations Wang Guangya famously launched a campaign ...




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