November 7, 2013
Damascus, (SANA) – Minister of Tourism, Bisher Yazigi, discussed with Ambassador of Russia in Damascus, Azamat Kulmuhametov, relations between the two friendly peoples and exchanged viewpoints on developing these relations in the field of tourism.
Minister Yazigi stressed in a press release that the two sides agreed to exchange experience in the field of training Syrian human cadres to develop the tourism sector.
For his part, the Russian Ambassador said that the radical solution to develop tourism in Syria lies in finding a political solution to the crisis as soon as possible, adding that Syria is rich with tourist and historical monuments.
He pointed out that Russia is committed to developing friendship relations and cooperation with Syria in various fields.
Minister of Tourism discusses with Chinese Ambassador means of developing cooperation
In the same context, Minister Yazigi discussed with Chinese Ambassador in Damascus, Zhang Xun, the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of developing these relations in the field of tourism.
Minister Yazigi stressed after the meeting the importance of cooperation with the Chinese tourist organizations to launch several tourist activates, adding that a number of Chinese businessmen will pay a visit to Syria soon.
The Chinese ambassador pointed out that friendship ties between the Syrian and Chinese peoples are deep-rooted and there is always need to communicate among them.
Russia says US proof of chemical attack in Syria 'unconvincing' as international opposition to US strike mounts
Sep 2, 2013
Capitals, (SANA) –Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support to the Russian Parliament's initiative to send a parliamentary delegation to discuss the crisis in Syria with the U.S. Congress.
"There is no better way than direct dialogue and presenting attitudes publicly," Russian Itar Tass news agency quoted Putin as saying on Monday.
Chairman of the Russian Duma Council, Sergei Naryshkin, and President of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, asked President Putin to use parliamentary ties between Russia and the US to encourage dialogue with Washington on Syria.
Lavrov: Military strike against Syria will delay international conference, hinder resolving crisis
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that directing a military strike against Syria will delay holding an international conference on the crisis in Syria and hinder its resolution.
In a joint press conference with South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Lavrov said that if the operation announced by the US President, then the international conference will be delayed for a very long time if not forever.
He said that the political solution will prevail in the end, but the more we forestall it and the more those who influence the opposition delay, they will find that they will be unable to coerce the opposition to participate in the conference, and there will be more civilian victims.
Lavrov hoped that the proponents of the military solution for the crisis in Syria will take into consideration the answers provided by experts on the baseless allegations of the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in Syria.
He pointed out that the agenda of the upcoming G20 summit in St. Petersburg doesn't include discussing the Syrian issue, but any participating president can pose any issue, and Russia is prepared to discuss the crisis in Syria during the summit.
Lavrov stressed that Moscow is committed to the agreements reached during the G8 summit, and that it affirmed that the use of chemical weapons in Syria by any side is unacceptable, but all information on its used must be investigated and the results must be submitted to the Security Council, noting that despite recent statements, Washington hasn't abandoned the international conference on Syria.
He warned that any attempt to legitimize the violation of international law will lead to chaos and destroy international legitimacy, saying that if some people think that chaos would eb better than international law, the Security Council and the UN, then Russia cannot agree with this at all, asserting that Russia will do its best to defend international law, the UN charter and the Security Council's role.
Lavrov said that the situation in Syria in the Middle East affects Russia's interests directly, and that the negative effects of the growing international terrorism has been felt for a long time, asserting that the situation in Syria affects other countries' national security, adding that terrorists have increased their activities recently and have become very comfortable.
He stressed that the common priority in national security must be preserving citizens' lives, taking precedence over procuring oil and gas.
Lavrov: US evidence on Syria's alleged use of chemical weapon intangible, unconvincing
Earlier, Lavrov Lavrov stressed that the evidence presented by the US to Russia on the Syrian authorities' alleged use of chemical weapon "are intangible and did not convince the Russian side."
Lecturing at the International Relations University affiliated to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday, Lavrov said "Yes, they presented some things but they do not contain any tangible things and do not contain geographical coordinates and names and there is no evidence that the samples were taken by professional specialists."
He added that what our US, British and French partners have previously and recently offered for us absolutely didn't convince us as there are no facts but a mere talk about what we surely know and if you asked them about a detailed evidence they say that it is characterized by secrecy, asserting that it means that there are no such facts.
He said that the foreign players are applying double standard policy regarding the events in the Middle East and North Africa.
He reiterated that Russia and China agree on the need of solving the crisis in Syria through dialogue.
The Russian Minister expressed doubts over the possibility of convincing the Syrian opposition to participate in the upcoming international conference on Syria if a strike was directed against Syria.
Lavrov described the statements of his US counterpart, John Kerry, as "odd" regarding what Washington said that it had offered "irrefutable evidence" to Moscow on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
He pointed out that Russia seeks to hold a conference for the establishment of zones free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, asserting that Syria was one of the countries which called for the establishment of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Western attempts to justify potential strike against Syria 'rejected'
The Russian Foreign Ministry's envoy for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, criticized as 'flawed' the US attempts to justify a potential aggression on Syria to ''protect civilians''.
''This kind of argument is flawed by all accounts,'' Dolgov said on his Twitter page on Monday, citing previous interventions in in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya proved in the past, which proved invalid.
Dolgov said that the best way to safeguard human rights is through a political settlement process based on negotiations and dialogue.
''We can see this kind of 'protection' in Afghanistan where the warplanes are snuffing out hundreds of lives, which they dub as collateral damage,'' he pointed out.
China emphasizes importance of respecting UN Charter in any military action against Syria
China affirmed that any measure about Syria must respect the UN Charter and the principal rules of international relations, expressing grave concerns over US threats of taking a unilateral military action against the country.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, was quoted as saying that China is gravely concerned about a possible unilateral military action against Syria. ''Any measure should avoid causing more complications to the Syrian issue and more catastrophes in the Middle East," he pointed out.
There should be no rushing to prejudge the results of the UN investigation into an alleged chemical weapons use in Syria, Hong pointed out, calling on the UN to conduct an independent and professional probe into CW use allegations.
UN, Iran stress need to political solution to crisis in Syria
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, expressed rejection of any military intervention in Syria, asserting the necessity of finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
In a phone call with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday, Zarif expressed his country's readiness to reach a peaceful solution to get out of the crisis in Syria.
He condemned the use of chemical weapons.
For his part, Ki-Moon reiterated the need for finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
Iran denies as "distorted" statements attributed to Rafsanjani on using chemical weapons in Syria
Iranian Foreign Ministry refuted as " distorted" the statements attributed to head of the Expediency Council Hashemi Rafsanjani about the use of Chemical weapon in Syria.
"Rafsanjani's statements have been distorted and the issue has been rejected by his office as well,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said in a statement on Monday quoted by ISNA News Agency.
Afkham said that the head of the Expediency Council has always described Syria as a ‘firm stronghold’ to confront Zionist regime which is seeking strike on Syria under the pretext of using chemical weapons.
Earlier, some tendentious mass media, as part of their campaigns which rely on disinformation and fabrication, quoted statements attributed to Rafsanjani in which he said that the Syrian government has launched chemical attacks against the population.
The statements were issued the Iranian Labour News Agency.
Venezuela rejects military strike against Syria
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon US counterpart Barack Obama to resort to peace and not take any military action against Syria
In a letter sent to Obama, Maduro affirmed that his country joins the forces which oppose any military attack by the US against Syria.
On a relevant note, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua Milano and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif affirmed during a phone call their opposition to the use of force and waging war in Syria instead of resorting to political methods and dialogue.
Cuba denounces any US attack on Syria, calls for protests to prevent it
The Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning any military action the US may take against Syria, saying that such an action violates international law and the UN charter, will cause further bloodshed and destruction, and escalate the crisis in Syria.
Cuba called upon the Security Council to prevent any such violation, demanding that the UN General Assembly convene urgently to prevent any aggression against Syria.
The statement hoped that the US Congress will follow the example of the British House of Commons, calling on opinion leaders in the US to be reasonable and refrain from launching illegal attacks against other countries.
Cuba also called upon religious, youth, student, labor, artistic and intellectual activities and all those who reject war in Syria to organize protests to stop this war, stressing the need to respect Syria's sovereignty, independence and safety and Syrians' right to self determination, affirming the need for supporting a peaceful solution through dialogue without further violence.
South Africa stresses role of UN in solving crisis in Syria
President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, criticized the US threats to launch a military aggression on Syria, adding that the UN is the sole side authorized to intervene militarily in any country in case all other means have been exhausted.
In a speech before the 59th session of the Commonwealth parliamentary conference, Zuma said "we believe that the UN Security Council cannot be misused to carry out agendas for other country, referring to the US threats to launch a military aggression on Syria.
He stressed that the UN is the only side authorized to military interfere in any country.
Iraq reiterates support to political solution to crisis in Syria
Iraqi Foreign Ministry reiterated Iraq's stance in supporting the political solution to the crisis in Syria through the international conference due to be held in Geneva.
In a statement released on Monday, the Ministry stressed that the Iraqi delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Arab league had reservation and opposed many parts of the resolution draft on Syria, particularly the ones regarding the foreign intervention.
Baghdad reiterated Iraq's stance in support of the will of the Syrian people and calling for a political solution to the crisis in the country.
Earlier on Sunday, Iraqi representative to the Arab League, Qais al-Azzawi, stressed his country's rejection of any military aggression on Syria.
He stressed that "It is wrong for the Arabs to give a green light to a military strike on Syria. Iraq will never allow using its soil to launch a strike on any Arab country."
December 7, 2012
MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia on Thursday issued a joint communique on wide-ranging cooperation and coordination between the two countries.
The document was released after the 17th regular meeting of the two countries' heads of government, co-chaired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.
The two leaders spoke highly of the important role the mechanism of regular meeting between Chinese and Russian prime ministers has played in the development of China-Russia relations.
They reviewed the achievements and experience in bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on further expansion of cooperation in politics, economy and trade, energy, science and technologies, culture, and also in major international and regional affairs.
The two sides stressed that bilateral relations have made major progress.
The two countries witnessed frequent high-level exchanges, firmly supported each other on issues concerning the other's core interests such as sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and solved their border disputes, which has laid a solid legal foundation for bilateral ties.
China and Russia have witnessed steady and rapid development of pragmatic cooperation in various areas, as the social basis of bilateral ties has been enormously consolidated and the two countries have moved in coordination on major international and regional issues.
China and Russia always make developing relations with each other a priority of their foreign relations and see each other as major cooperation partner.
The two prime ministers pledged commitment to further deepening the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination based on equality and trust, expand pragmatic cooperation in all fields so as to promote sustainable development of the two countries and contribute to the peace and stability of the region and the whole world as well.
TRADE AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION
Amid a fluctuating world economy and international trade, China and Russia have maintained sustained and stable development in bilateral trade and economic ties, the two premiers said.
To keep this positive momentum, they proposed that the two countries will constantly optimize their trade structure, strengthen investment cooperation, intensify communication in border areas and at local level, expand cooperation in high-tech and innovation, and promote contacts between the two countries' businesses.
The two sides agreed to take Russia's accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an opportunity to further develop bilateral economic and trade cooperation and enhance coordination within the framework of the WTO.
They will diversify the variety of traded goods between the two countries and scale up export of advanced mechanical and high-tech products, help the two countries' enterprises to build partnerships and bring the role of institutions supporting export into full play.
They will seek to bring bilateral investment cooperation to a higher level, with a focus on large-scale cooperation projects. They will also improve investment environment and increase related communication.
The two sides also agreed to speed up efforts to draw up a cooperation plan on the utilization of forest resources and prepare a solid ground for China-Russia cooperation in the intensive processing of timber inside Russia.
The two countries will support their enterprises in cooperating in the production and processing of aluminum in accordance with business principles, and promote exchanges between the two countries' pharmacy industries.
They will also strengthen agricultural cooperation and expand technology cooperation in priority sectors such as new energy, energy efficiency, information and telecommunication, nano industry, new materials, sustainable use of natural resources, agricultural technologies, modern manufacturing, bio-technologies, among others.
They will continue to coordinate in the implementation of cooperative projects on civil aircraft manufacturing and enhance bilateral cooperation in astronautics.
The two countries will also work jointly to improve cross-border transportation infrastructure in a bid to boost bilateral trade volume. The two sides will also have discussions on the further development of ties between their aviation industries.
Wen and Medvedev spoke highly of the results of bilateral energy cooperation and expressed the willingness to conduct further cooperation in areas such as natural gas, oil, electricity, coal, the peaceful use of nuclear energy and renewable resources.
The two sides said they support authorized companies in carrying out dialogue on natural gas so as to start transporting Russian gas to China at an early date and ensure the long-term stable and safe operation of China-Russia oil pipelines.
They are also willing to expand cooperation in the exploitation and processing of oil and gas.
The two prime ministers welcomed a revised roadmap of coal cooperation between the two countries and noted with satisfaction that Russia's electricity export to China grows continuously.
The two countries will mull further expansion of their cooperation on electricity, including the construction of power plants in Russia.
They also expressed support for further cooperation between the two countries in the comprehensive and peaceful use of nuclear energy, under the precondition of ensuring nuclear safety and based on the principle of mutual benefit and reciprocal accommodation of each other's interests.
The two sides also emphasized the need to intensify bilateral cooperation in environmental protection. They pledged to promote joint efforts in monitoring water quality in cross-border water systems, preserving bio-diversity in cross-border natural zones, and to prevent pollution and eliminate impacts of environmental disasters in a timely manner.
The prime ministers were satisfied with the rapid development of China-Russia cooperation in culture, and approved the implementation of the action plan for cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Both sides stressed that they have great significance to enhance communications between the two countries' youths and make it a long-term mechanism. Big thematic and sports activities involving the two countries' representative youth groups will be held in the next five years.
The leaders spoke highly of the Tourism Year of Russia held in China and pledged to work closely to ensure the success of the Tourism Year of China to be held in Russia next year.
The two sides will step up education cooperation, receive more students from the other country, enhance the joint training of high-level talents, and successfully carry out programs celebrating each other's culture or promoting languages.
The two sides will also strengthen cooperation in the fields of infectious disease control, recuperation, traditional medicine and disaster medicine.
The two sides will encourage participation of local movies in international film festivals hosted by each other, and the two countries' film making institutions will co-produce films in the subjects of common interests.
The two sides will continue to boost cooperation in archives, including supporting the joint survey research programs on the two countries' history and bilateral relations.
While on border issues, the two leaders believed the first joint inspection of the China-Russia border, which started in 2011, is conducive to ensuring the stability of bordering areas and has further enhanced the two countries' good-neighborly relations.
The two sides agreed to start formal negotiation in the first half of 2013 on a navigation pact of Chinese and Russian ships in the surrounding water of Heixiazi Island (Tarabarov Island and Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island).
The two premiers stressed that China-Russia strategic cooperation has a great significance for the promotion of world's peace and development, against the backdrop of profound changes in the global landscape.
As responsible members of the international community, Russia and China will continue to safeguard the fruits of World War II and the postwar political order, comply with the U.N. Charter and the basic principles of the international law, push the international political and economic order toward a fair and equitable development.
The two leaders reiterated that China and Russia have the same or similar stance on a wide range of global issues and will increase coordination on urgent international issues and in multilateral mechanisms such as the United Nations, Group of 20, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, the grouping of major emerging economies.
They also expressed willingness to increase coordination in Asia-Pacific and jointly push for the establishment of a new concept of security featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, and equality.
They called on countries in the region to adhere to the principle of non-alliance and abide by basic norms of the international law, to be open and tolerant and treat each other as equal and not to damage interests of other countries while safeguarding its own.
While recalling an array of documents signed between China and Russia during the 17th regular meeting of prime ministers, Wen and Medvedev approved results achieved by various bilateral cooperative platforms and praised their improving efficiency.
The two leaders agreed that the next regular meeting between the two countries' heads of government will be held in China in 2013. The specific date will be decided through diplomatic channels.
Photo: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Dec 6, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
November 24, 2012
US intensifies military encirclement of China
“With the emergence of China as the world’s second-largest economy and its concomitant renewal of (comparatively minor) territorial claims in the East China Sea and South China Sea, the stage is set for a U.S.-Chinese confrontation of a nature and on a scale not seen since before the Sino-Soviet split of 1960″, Rick Rozoff, Stop Nato.
Following the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization throughout Europe over the past thirteen years, every European nation is now a full member of or involved in one or more partnership arrangements with the U.S.-led military bloc (except for Cyprus, which, however, is under intensified pressure to join the Partnership for Peace program). Having thus enforced a cordon sanitaire on Russia’s western and much of its southern frontier, it was inevitable that the U.S. and its allies would next move to encircle, quarantine and ultimately confront China.
In the past decade the Pentagon has begun conducting annual multinational military exercises in countries bordering China (Khaan Quest in Mongolia, Steppe Eagle in Kazakhstan) and near it (Angkor Sentinel in Cambodia), has with its NATO allies waged war and moved into bases in nations bordering China – Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan – as well as nearby Uzbekistan, and, even before the official announcement of the strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific region, acquired the use of new military facilities in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Australia, Singapore and the Philippines.
President Obama’s current visit to Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s simultaneous trip to Australia, Cambodia and Thailand are exemplary of this trend.
Early this year NATO announced the launching of its latest, and first non-geographically specific, partnership program, Partners Across the Globe, which began with the incorporation of eight Asia-Pacific nations: Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Korea.
Since the summer of 2010 the U.S. has been courting the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), several of whom are embroiled in island disputes with China, for inclusion into a rapidly evolving Asian analogue of NATO. This includes the eight above-mentioned new NATO partners and is intended to be a super-Cold War era-like bloc, subsuming the former members of the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS) into a systematic initiative aimed against China.
The so-called “Asia-Pacific pivot” also entails the deployment of 60 percent of total American naval assets – quantitatively the largest and qualitatively the most technologically advanced and lethal in the world – to the Asia-Pacific region. Even before that, the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility had included over 50 percent of the world’s surface, more than 100 million square miles, with U.S. Central Command bordering China and India in the other direction. The U.S. Seventh Fleet, tasked to patrol the waters of the Asia-Pacific, is the largest overseas naval force in the world and will be further enhanced by the U.S. Navy’s intensified deployment to the region. The U.S. has eleven of the world’s twelve nuclear aircraft carriers and all eleven supercarriers.
Washington is also incorporating several Asia-Pacific nations into its global interceptor missile grid, in its initial avatar launched in conjunction with NATO and the so-called European Phased Adaptive Approach, which will station increasingly longer-range land-based missiles in Romania and Poland. This in addition to Aegis class cruisers and destroyers equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors in the Mediterranean and likely later in the Baltic, Norwegian, Black and even Barents Seas.
The Pentagon’s partners in the Asia-Pacific wing of the international missile system, which targets China, as the European version does Russia, include to date Japan, South Korea, Australia and Taiwan, with the Philippines reported to be the future host of two Forward-Based X-Band Radar-Transportable interceptor sites of the sort deployed to Turkey at the beginning of this year and to Israel in 2008.
China is a key component of the two groups representing the greatest potential for a multi-polar world, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Russia, its partner in both, confronting the same threats from the West, must, in its own interest as well as those of world peace and equilibrium, support China against American brinkmanship and gunboat diplomacy.
Photo: NATO war games in Azerbaijan
It is clear that the U.S. and its allies, want to isolate China, Russia, Iran and other independant states. Hence our special attention to the news from China.
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News Archive China 2006
- Cabinet approves draft of regulations on foreign-funded banks (21:53, November 08, 2006)
- China to step up efforts to curb serious crime: chief justice (21:45, November 08, 2006)
- China pledges to safeguard political foundation for relations with Japan (21:44, November 08, 2006)
- One tenth of China's arable land suffers from pollution (21:43, November 08, 2006)
- President Hu's Vietnam visit to boost bilateral ties, top political advisor says (08:37, November 09, 2006)
- China's Margaret Chan says to work tirelessly for world health (21:48, November 08, 2006)
- China commemorates two Japanese promoters of Sino-Japan friendship (20:37, November 08, 2006)
- Asia Culture Co-operation Forum 2006 opens in HK (18:41, November 08, 2006)
- China's Margaret Chan nominated as new WHO director-general (08:37, November 09, 2006)
- China, Algeria vow to expand trade cooperation (18:38, November 08, 2006)
- Macao casino mass firing branded "isolated incident" (17:18, November 08, 2006)
- Seychelles president leaves S. China for Singapore (14:56, November 08, 2006)
- China, U.S. hold third strategic dialogue (21:03, November 08, 2006)
- Mexico seeking to boost trade with China: official (12:10, November 08, 2006)
- Chinese Navy fleet returns home after visiting U.S.A, Canada, Philippines (09:02, November 08, 2006)
- Chinese president to visit 4 Asian nations, attend 14th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (09:13, November 08, 2006)
- Chinese President to make proposals on Asia-Pacific cooperation on APEC meeting (08:58, November 08, 2006)
- Bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen unveiled in HK new museum (08:57, November 08, 2006)
- Roundup: Memorial service held in HK to pay last respect to late Henry Fok (08:56, November 08, 2006)
- China in negotiations with some countries on FTA arrangement: official (08:55, November 08, 2006)
- Sierra Leonean President expects more Chinese investment (08:54, November 08, 2006)
- Zambian president says China's assistance to Africa not a second-colonialism (08:50, November 08, 2006)
- Foreign media praises China-Africa summit (08:48, November 08, 2006)
- Zambian president highly speaks of China-Africa summit (08:46, November 08, 2006)
- KMT, PFP table anti-Chen bills for Friday's legislative session (08:45, November 08, 2006)
- China, ASEAN discuss maritime affairs in Shanghai (08:09, November 08, 2006)
- China-Vietnam steering committee to hold first-ever meeting (08:04, November 08, 2006)
- China "sincerely" expects social stablity in Kirghizia, says Chinese FM spokeswoman (08:03, November 08, 2006)
- Algerian president continues state visit in Shanghai (08:01, November 08, 2006)
- Nine former executives of Chinese home appliance maker Kelon go on trial (08:00, November 08, 2006)
- Seychellois president expects further cooperation with S. China Province (07:59, November 08, 2006)
- English edition of "One Country, Two Systems in Taiwan" debuts in U.S. (07:57, November 08, 2006)
- Kenyan president commends China-Africa summit (09:13, November 08, 2006)
- President Hu set for first Indian visit (08:27, November 08, 2006)
- China bids farewell to patriot Fok (08:28, November 08, 2006)
- China, Egypt agree on nuke co-operation (08:38, November 08, 2006)
- 26 nations now approved destinations (08:40, November 08, 2006)
- 'Communication between civilizations path to world peace' (08:41, November 08, 2006)
- Authorities told to watch human rights (08:41, November 08, 2006)
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November 4, 2012
Should China abandon non-alignment?
The Non-Aligned Movement was born out of the period of the Cold War and U.S.-Soviet striving for hegemony when the most representative alliances were the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Warsaw Treaty Organization, followed by the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. China has always been an observer and supporter of the Non-Aligned Movement all the way.
After the Cold War, the Warsaw Treaty Organization disintegrated and NATO also lost reason for existing, but the United States and some NATO countries did not abandon the Cold War mentality.
The United States has been pursuing the policy of expanding eastward and westward, pushing the border of NATO to the “doorway” of Russia, and enlarging the influence of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty to contain China.
Under the circumstances, Chinese experts and scholars think that China is “being beset” and should consider allying to gain initiatives.
The United States is unpopular for its pursuit of alliances, and if China also engages in an alliance to contend with the United States, Japan or NATO, a global destructive “new Cold War” will take shape.
Non-alignment does not mean not deepening cooperation or that China has the same breadth and depth to cooperate with all countries.
Taking the relations between China and the United States as an example, China does not approve of the Group of Two (G2) and advocates the establishment of a new type of relations between great powers and mutual respect for each other’s core interests and major concerns. However, the United States has been hedging its bets on China.
Over the past 10 years, the strategic partnership between China and Russia has actually become the model of the new type of relations between great powers after the Cold War, and both sides oppose alignment and unnecessary confrontation.
Though the members of Shanghai Cooperation Organization advocate non-alignment, non-confrontation and not targeting any third country, they have close cooperation and mutual support on fighting against “terrorism, national secessionism and religious extremism.” Therefore, the answers to questions of what alignment means, who China should ally with and who wants to ally with China are obvious.
China: Brahimi's Visit Contributes to Boosting Cooperation to Reach Suitable Settlement for Crisis in Syria
Oct 31, 2012
BEIJING, (SANA) – Chinese Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi, said the efforts exerted by UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, would contribute to boosting cooperation and co-understanding to reach a suitable settlement for the crisis in Syria.
The Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, cited Jiechi as saying during his meeting with Brahimi in Beijing that China hails Brahimi's efforts to find a suitable settlement for the crisis in Syria, adding that the Chinese side pays great attention to this visit for communicating about the crisis in Syria.
The Chinese Foreign Minister expressed hope to continue exchanging viewpoints deeply with Brahimi on this issue.
For his part, Brahimi hoped that China plays an active role in this regard.
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Russia, China, Cuba Vote against UNHRC Decision to Extend Mandate of International Commission of Inquiry on Syria
GENEVA, (SANA) - Russia, China and Cuba voted on Friday against a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) decision to extend the mandate of the , International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, while India, Uganda and Philippines abstained.
Syria's Representative at UNHRC, Faisal al-Hamwi described the decision as shameful, politicized and selective, and ''highly tolerant with al-Qaeda terrorists.''
In his statement on September 17 before the UNHRC in Geneva, al-Hamwi said that the International Commission of Inquiry report lacks accuracy and objectivity and disregards facts, especially the role of international and regional parties in stoking the crisis in Syria through media instigation, funding and training terrorists and al-Qaeda members to send them to Syria.
In contrast to western countries which send weapons for terrorist bombings in Syria, China looks for a peaceful solution...
China Stresses Efforts to Reach Just, Peaceful Solution to Crisis in Syria
NEW YORK, (SANA) - China urged on Wednesday the international community to continue exerting efforts for finding a solution to the crisis in Syria and to remain on the right track in this regard, warning against the repercussions of the crisis on the whole region.
The Chinese news agency XINHUA quoted Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi as saying in his speech at the Security Council's meeting on the situation in the Middle East that China as a permanent member of the Council faithfully fulfilled its obligations and acted as a positive force in the efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria in a just, peaceful and appropriate way.
He called for supporting the UN envoy to Syria Lakhaar Brahimi's efforts to play a neutral role and seriously implementing the Council's relevant resolutions, the six-point plan of former UN envoy Kofi Annan and Geneva agreement.
The Chinese Foreign Minister pointed out that the international community should stay on the right track through finding a political solution to the crisis.
"We urge all the Syrian sides to implement the Security Council's resolutions, Annan's plan and Geneva agreement and to stop violence, protect the civilians and prepare the circumstances for a Syrian-led political transition," Yang said.
He expressed his country's concern over not finding a solution to the current crisis in Syria so far, asserting that the concerns are not only over the future and destiny of Syria and its people but over realizing peace and stability in the entire Middle East.
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Yang: Political Dialogue Only Sound Way to Solve Crisis in Syria
Sep 25, 2012 - UNITED NATIONS, (SANA) - Political dialogue is the only sound way for solving the crisis in Syria, Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi as saying.
During a meeting on Monday with the UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, Jiechi added "China has adopted an objective, fair and responsible way regarding crisis in Syria and played a pivotal role in enhancing dialogue,"
Yang said the crisis in Syria is complicated and very sensitive and the political dialogue is the only sound way for tackling it, pointing out that the priority now is for pushing all sides concerned in Syria to halt violence immediately and start a comprehensive political dialogue through diplomatic mediation.
"Solving the crisis in Syria should be decided by the Syrian people and not to be imposed by foreign powers," he underscored, adding that the work of the mediation in the forthcoming phase should be committed to the principles of finding common ground and stimulating a just, honest and appropriate solution for the crisis in Syria in the interests of all Syrian sides.
Yang reiterated his country's support to Brahimi's exerted efforts to reach a political compromise of the crisis in Syria.
For his part, Brahimi saw that the situation in Syria is critical , calling on the international community to help easing the situation in it as the political compromise is passing through an important stage.
Brahimi briefed the Chinese Minister on the latest developments regarding the crisis in Syria, expressing appreciation over China support to his mission.
He announced that he will continue deep communication with China and the other relevant sides and his serious work to enhance a political solution for the crisis in Syria.
H. Zain / Ghosoun
Harvard Gazette of September 24th, 2012:
... Murhaf Jouejati, a Syrian-born 'specialist on Middle East affairs', also condemned China, Iran, and Russia for sending military aid to support Assad. “The government of Russia is a partner in mass murder, and let history show that,” Jouejati said. Above all, he called for “human decency.”
Who's responsible for the terrorist acts and suffering of the Syrian people ?
1) Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.
2) British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.
3) An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.
4) Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium.
5) The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.
6) The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO's arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria.
7) The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them.
8) The Lebanese army intelligence has seized a large quantity of wea Lutfallah II container pons hidden inside cars aboard an Italian ship at Tripoli port, north of Lebanon, Lebanese security sources told Al-Manar TV.
9) This comes just days after the Lebanese Army Marines confiscated Lutfallah II arms shipment off the Lebanese port of Batoun while it was carrying 300,000 pounds of weapons within three containers. Reports said the cargo ship, which was flying the flag of Sierra-Leone, had left Libya and was bound to Syria.
10) Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.
11) Fares said that they smuggled assault rifles, RPG rounds, sniper rifles, LAW missiles, machineguns and cases of ammo, delivering them to Amoun, with al-Jarban coming later to distribute them among terrorists.
12) US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria
13) Over 30,000 various weapons have been channelled to Syria since unrest flared up there in April last year, Amin Khteit says. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.
14) The authorities seized weapons smuggled from Turkey in Tal Abyad area on the Syrian-Turkish borders in Raqqa countryside.
15) A Turkish parliamentarian has stressed that Turkish ambulances are transporting weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, expressing their opposition to Ankara's policies on the Syrian case...