Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi meets Syrian president’s special envoy

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi meets Syrian president’s special envoy

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Thursday met with Bouthaina Shaaban, the Syrian president’s special envoy and political and media advisor, on the current situation in Syria. During the meeting, Yang said China is deeply concerned about the situation in Syria, which has become more and more severe recently. China urges the Syrian government and […]

Syrian president special envoy to visit China

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Syrian president special envoy Bouthaina Shaaban is to visit China on Tuesday. During the visit, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will hold talks with Shaaban, who is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s political and media advisor, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a written reply to a reporter’s […]

China: imposing pressure only on one party won’t help resolve Syrian issue

Putting pressure only on one party won’t help resolve the Syrian issue, instead, it will only derail the issue from the track of political settlement, Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, said here Friday after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the Syrian government. “What has happened proves that imposition […]

Ban Ki-moon and Chinese foreign minister discuss Syrian crisis over phone

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi discussed the ongoing Syrian crisis over phone on Saturday. As far as the situation in Syria is concerned, what is imperative now is to immediately realize ceasefire and stop violence, to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control in the country, Yang said. The […]

China not to attend upcoming Syria meeting

China not to attend upcoming Syria meeting

China has received an invitation but does not plan to attend the upcoming “Friends of Syria” meeting, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday. France invited China to the meeting, scheduled for Friday in Paris, Liu Weimin said at a daily news briefing in response to a question on China’s approach to the forum. “At […]

China calls on international community to support Annan

China calls on international community to support Annan

China on Friday called on the international community to continue to support Kofi Annan’s mediation efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a daily press briefing that the international community should maintain “confident and patient” regarding the former UN secretary-general’s mediation efforts. Annan, the joint UN/Arab League special envoy […]

China, Russia and the SCO against the use of force in Syria and Iran

China, Russia and the SCO against the use of force in Syria and Iran

The six countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), in which China and Russia play a leading role, have concluded their annual summit Thursday, stating their opposition to the use of force against Iran and Syria. “Member states have opposed any military intervention, the imposition of a regime change or unilateral sanctions” in the Middle […]