China opposes Israeli settlement expansion

China opposes Israeli settlement expansion

China on Monday reiterated its opposition to Israel’s settlement expansion in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, urging Israel to create necessary conditions to resume the peace talks with Palestine at an early date. “China has always firmly opposed Israel’s construction of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem and the West Bank,” […]

China voices grave concern over Israeli military operation in Gaza

China on Thursday voiced its “grave concern” over Israel’s large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel to maintain “maximum restraint.” “We are highly concerned with the operation and strongly condemn any action that causes civilian casualties,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said while commenting on the massive airstrikes launched by Israel on the […]

New Arab TV news channels launched as viewers’ behavior changes

New Arab TV broadcastings are mushrooming in the Middle East while the turmoil’s impact on the number of viewers begins to decline. Saudi Prince and multi-billionnaire Al Waleed Bin Talal announced on Saturday that he will shift the headquarters of his Rotana Media Group from Riyadh to Manama, the capital of Saudi Arabia’s neighboring country […]

China opposed to closing the Strait of Hormuz

China opposed to closing the Strait of Hormuz

Premier Wen calls such actions “extremist”. China opposes “any extremist actions” regarding the Strait of Hormuz, said Premier Wen Jiabao at a press conference in Qatar, where he arrived on Wednesday evening after a visit to the UAE. “Any extremist actions against the Strait of Hormuz, whatever circumstances they may be called, will directly against […]

China strengthens its ties with Gulf countries

China strengthens its ties with Gulf countries

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao signed cooperation agreements with Qatar on Wednesday, January 18. The agreements include the construction of a refinery in China, announced today Doha media. The day before, the Chinese oil company Sinopec signed an energy agreement with the UAE, to build a refinery project in Saudi Arabia. Beijing has been an important […]

Foreign Ministry: China supports the Russian draft resolution on Syria

Foreign Ministry: China supports the Russian draft resolution on Syria

China supports Russia draft resolution on Syria, announced Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin at a press briefing. “China supports the positive efforts of Russia, aimed at resolving the Syria crisis and is ready to continue participating in the consultations on the basis of the proposed project by the Russian side”, said the diplomat. “China calls […]