Iran relations

Iran’s World Cup Protest Elicits Admiration on Weibo, WeChat

In apparent solidarity with the anti-regime protests currently gripping Iran, the Iranian men’s national soccer team refused to sing the national anthem before their opening match in the 2022 World Cup, which is being hosted by...

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...

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