China and Russia have a common position on Syria

China and Russia have a common position on Syria

Russia and China hold a unified position on Syria, in which both parties are opposed to foreign intervention and violent change of power, said the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin. Liu stressed that Moscow and Beijing insist on an immediate cessation of violence in Syria and the establishment of political dialogue with the opposition government. […]

China calls for thorough investigation into Houla massacre

China calls for thorough investigation into Houla massacre

China on Wednesday called for a thorough investigation into the mass murder of civilians in the Houla region of west Syria. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remark at a press conference when asked whether China will expel Syrian diplomats working in the country. Liu said China wishes to see a thorough probe into […]

Chinese, Russian FMs pledge joint efforts for political solution to Syrian issue

Chinese, Russian FMs pledge joint efforts for political solution to Syrian issue

China and Russia on Thursday pledged to make joint efforts to seek a political solution to the ongoing Syrian issue as the two countries’ foreign ministers held talks in Beijing. During a news conference after their talks, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov reiterated the two nations’ support in the […]

China to send personnel to Syria observers mission

China to send personnel to Syria observers mission

China will send personnel to join the United Nations’ (UN) observers mission and its advance team in Syria, it was confirmed on Friday. “China is discussing the details with the UN Secretariat,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a regular press conference. A seven-strong advance team of UN observers arrived in Damascus on Sunday night […]

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria as deadline nears

China calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria as deadline nears

China on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a deadline underlined by the UN Security Council nears. “Again, China calls on the Syrian government to respond to [Kofi] Annan’s six-point proposal and grasp the opportunity to fulfill its promises of troop withdrawal and ceasefire fully and immediately before the deadline, with the […]

Damascus calls the UN to stop terrorist attacks against Syria

Damascus calls the UN to stop terrorist attacks against Syria

Syria sent a message to UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General on Friday, urging the organization to take necessary measures to prevent terrorist attacks directed against Syria. As reported by the Syrian News Agency, in the letters Damascus senior officials briefed the UN in detail with the facts of escalation attacks by armed groups in […]

Syria: despite the peace plan and the Arab summit, repression continues

The Syrian army has intensified in recent hours operations against the rebels across the country, violating the provisions of the peace plan by the United States envoy Kofi Annan. The regime of Bashar al-Assad has warned that it would reject any new initiative from the Arab summit in Baghdad on Thursday. Syria, suspended from the […]

FM Spokesman on the Security Council’s Adoption of the Presidential Statement on Syria

Q: The UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Syria on March 21, voicing its support to the UN-AL Joint Special Envoy Annan. What is China’s comment? A: The UN Security Council adopted on March 21 a presidential statement based on consensus through consultation, which welcomes the appointment of former UN Secretary-General Annan as […]

Russia, China and Cuba voted against the UNHRC resolution on Syria

Russia, China and Cuba voted against the UNHRC resolution on Syria

Russia, China and Cuba voted against the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) calling for immediate cessation of violence against the civilian population of Syria and to grant access for humanitarian organizations in the country. According to the report, 37 countries voted on Thursday in Geneva for the proposed resolution, four delegations participated […]