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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...

Iran Envoy in China as Sanctions Push Builds

China has changed its tune and agreed to participate in discussions about possible new sanctions against Iran. From Reuters: The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said on Wednesday that her...

Fischer to Push Chinese on Sanctions

From IsraelNationalNews.Com: Bank of Israel Chairman Stanley Fischer is set to visit China, where he will try to convince Beijing to support sanctions against Iran. Accompanying Fischer will be former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe...

The Times: Chinese Whispers

The Times has an editorial about China’s “inaction” in helping curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions: China’s role in the six-power group and the UNSC is crucial. Its economic strength matters in the...

Chinese Envoy Objects to More Penalties for Iran

From the NYT: Imposing tougher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program is a poor idea while diplomatic negotiations remain possible, Zhang Yesui, the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday…Efforts to...

China and Middle East Relations

Tini Tran for Associated Press writes about Premier Wen Jiabao’s statement affirming China-Iran relations, which effectively dashed sanction hopes: Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that China intends to strengthen its...

China Opposes Iran Sanctions Sought by U.S.

Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times reports that China will not support Iran sanctions: China will not support increased sanctions on Iran as a way to curb its nuclear program, a government spokeswoman said Thursday. Although...

Iran, China to Cement Cooperation

From FARSNews: “Along with our negotiations with SINOC Group, we are also negotiating with some other domestic and foreign groups about the North Pars gas field project,” Ali Vakili explained according to MNA....

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