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How Syria Divided the World

While China has hardened its position towards Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on China to use its influence in the Syria dispute, from AFP: The UN leader “called on China to use its influence...

How Much Influence Does China Have on Iran?

As the US and the EU prepare a sanction regime targeting Iranian oil exports in an effort to influence Iran’s nuclear ambitions, China has made careful political steps to distance itself from Iran: a state-owned bank has...

Beijing Steers “Tricky Path” With Iran

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and warning of a shrinking window for diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program, Princeton University’s...

Chinese Visit to Saudi Arabia Touches on Oil and Politics

Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting Saudi Arabia and participating in talks there that may shift the dynamic of China’s relationships in the Middle East, especially with Iran. From the New York Times: Mr. Wen’s visit to Saudi...

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