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Syria and Trade Top Agenda for Chinese VP in Turkey

China’s vice president is in Turkey for talks about the ongoing fighting in Syria and efforts to expand trade. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping praised Turkey’s growing regional importance, in an interview with a Turkish newspaper.  He also paid tribute to … Continue reading

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China “studying” invite to meeting on Syria-foreign ministry

By: Ben Blanchard and Sabrina Mao BEIJING – China has not decided whether to accept an invitation to discuss the brewing civil war in Syria with other world powers later this week in the Tunisian capital, a foreign ministry spokesman … Continue reading

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Damascus sends military reinforcements to Homs

Syrian troops massed around Homs, sparking calls Monday for women and children to flee the beseiged flashpoint city, as Iranian warships docked at the port of Tartus in a show of force. The reported buildup came as the top US … Continue reading

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Iranian ships reach Syria, China warns of civil war

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan China accused Western countries of stirring civil war in Syria and two Iranian warships docked at a Syrian naval base, underscoring rising international tensions over the near year-long crisis. Despite pursuing a sustained … Continue reading

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How Syria Is Splitting Russia and China From the Developing World

By: Ted Piccone and Emily Alinikoff Emerging nations, long allied with these two BRIC states, are showing greater concern for human rights. The Security Council’s recent failure to condemn Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown in Syria after months of attacks against … Continue reading

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Syrian security forces clamp down on Damascus

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan Police and militia patrols fanned out in the Syrian capital’s Mezze district on Sunday to prevent a repeat of protests against President Bashar al-Assad that have threatened his grip on Damascus, opposition activists said. … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis: China Says It Supports Arab League’s Proposals For Solving Syrian Violence

China said Saturday that it supports the Arab League’s proposals for ending the violence in Syria, a striking show of support just two weeks after Beijing vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution backing the league’s plans. The seemingly contradictory stances … Continue reading

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China backs Assad before Syrian forces open fire at funeral

By: Conal Urquhart China has urged President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to engage with the Arab League and the Syrian opposition as Syrian security forces continue to target pro-democracy protesters. The Chinese deputy foreign minister Zhai Jun met President Assad on … Continue reading

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China says supports Arab League in handling Syria

A Chinese envoy says Beijing favors a solution to Syria’s ongoing violence within the framework of the Arab League and based on the group’s proposals already put forward. The statement posted late Saturday on the Foreign Ministry’s website follows a … Continue reading

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Syria: All contradictions run through one road!

By: Ali Bluwi During my participation in a seminar on regional relations, one of the participants asked me about my opinion with regard to the Chinese and Russian positions toward Syria. Two points on this issue. First, if I am … Continue reading

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