China supports mediation efforts of Arab League in Syria

China supports mediation efforts of Arab League in Syria

China has expressed support to the mediation efforts of the Arab League in Syria without specifically commenting on sending peacekeepers advocated by the organization in Cairo. The Arab League passed a resolution Sunday calling on the UN to send the UN and Arab countries’ joint peacekeeping force to Syria, which continues repression against the opposition […]

China’s Foreign Ministry denied reports that “chinese export arms to Syria”

China’s Foreign Ministry denied reports that “chinese export arms to Syria”

China does not export weapons to Syria, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin at a regular press briefing, commenting a media report on request of journalist. “These accusations are baseless and totally unacceptable to the Chinese side. Chinese government holds serious and responsible attitude to the export of military products,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman. Some […]

China and Russia to counter Western influence

China and Russia to counter Western influence

Vetoed by Moscow and Beijing has caused widespread outrage in the Arab and Western capitals and both countries are now trying to defuse criticism. The rejection of the draft resolution supported by the Arab League primarily reflects the will of Moscow and Beijing to prevent Western intervention in the Libya model, analysts said. The Russian […]

Hillary Clinton: Russia and China “are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus”

Hillary Clinton: Russia and China “are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus”

Russia and China are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus – said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday at a press conference in Sofia. She arrived the Bulgarian capital from Munich on Sunday with nearly one-hour delay due to bad weather conditions. Commenting on the veto by Russia and China to […]

Iran considers veto power of Russia and China “legitimate”

Iran considers veto power of Russia and China “legitimate”

The decision of Russia and China to block a draft resolution on Syria in the UN Security Council was “legitimate”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iranian news agency IRNA reports. “The UN Security Council has turned into an instrument by which the West is putting pressure on individual countries. At this time, […]

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Li Baodong after Adoption of Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Li Baodong after Adoption of Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria

The Security Council just voted on the draft resolution on Syria. China voted against the resolution. China has all along followed closely the developments in Syria. We call on all parties in Syria to stop violence, avoid, in particular, casualties of innocent civilians, restore order in the country as soon as possible, and respect the […]

Syrian Embassy in Australia was attacked Saturday

The Syrian Embassy in Australia was attacked Saturday night and partly wrecked by dozens of protesters denouncing the regime of Bashar al-Assad and murderous repression in Homs, police said Sunday. The protesters “forcibly entered” in the Syrian Embassy and “caused extensive damage on the ground floor” of the building located in the Australian capital Canberra, […]

After the veto on Syria, Moscow and Beijing trying to justify their position

After the veto on Syria, Moscow and Beijing trying to justify their position

China and Russia vetoed on Saturday a UN Security Council draft resolution condemning repression in Syria to avoid “new disorders and victims.” The Sino-Russian veto is intended to allow “the continuation of the search for a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis,” said Xinhua news agency. “By vetoing, Russia and China argue that more time […]

Russia and China call for dialogue to resolve the crisis in Syria

Russia and China call for dialogue to resolve the crisis in Syria

The Bashar al-Assad regime has become increasingly isolated. After the Arab League confirmed the suspension of Syria, Thursday the traditional allies of Damascus, Russia and China expressed concern about the ongoing crisis and called for the immediate opening of a dialogue between Syrian authorities and the opposition. “All this is very much like a civil […]

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