Latest News Syria: Constructive cooperation with China


Contract signed with Chinese company to develop Hama tire company

Jan 19, 2014

Damascus, (SANA) – The General Company for Manufacturing Tires in Hama (Apamea) signed a memo of understanding with the Chinese company CAMC to rehabiliate the company’s machinery and equipment and install new machinery.

The memo, signed on Saturday at the Industry Ministry in Damascus, stipulates for continuing cooperation in order to reach a tender for rehabilitating the General Company’s equipment, with CAMC providing a credit loan covering 85% of the project’s costs.

The memo also covers providing new production lines for manufacturing new tire sizes at a capacity of 18,000 tons per year, in addition to 9,000 tons of light and heavy trucks and agricultural equipment tires.

Other items on the memo involve CAMC establishing related projects for processing recycled rubber, in addition to providing training for Syrian workers.

On a relevant note, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development received a tender from the Chinese company CANSI for building housing units for the General Establishment Housing.

This came during a meeting between Housing and Urban Development Minister Hussein Farzat and a delegation representing Chinese companies, with Farzat briefing the delegation on some of the Ministry’s projects and discussing the proposed tender.

H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/24/2014/01/19/523279.htm - http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/01/23/523978.htm

Sept. 19, 2013 - China to play "positive, constructive" role at UN in solving Syria issue

January 20, 2014 - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference

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Latest News Syria: constructive cooperation with South Africa


Syria, South Africa to boost transport cooperation

Jan 15, 2014

Minister of Transport Mahmoud Ibrahim Said discussed with Ambassador of South Africa Shaune Byneveldt means of developing and boosting cooperation between the two friendly countries, particularity in the field of transportation.

The Minister pointed out to the importance of coordination, cooperation and making use of the expertise available in South Africa, particularly in the field of maritime transport to modernize Lattakia and Tartous ports.

For his part, the South African Ambassador described as strong and deep the relations between the two countries, saying that his country is determined to boost cooperation in all fields, concentrating on aviation.

Syria and South Africa signed in initials an agreement on aviation services in 1997.



'Our vision is an African Continent, which is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, nonracial, nonsexist and united, and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable.'(Department International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa)

Latest News Syria: Constructive cooperation with China

PM stresses Syria’s commitment to enhance relations with China

Damascus, Jan 23, 2014 (SANA) – Prime Minister, Wael al-Halqi, discussed with a delegation from the Chinese company CAMC the agreements signed with several government and private sides in the field of expanding electric power plants and developing Hama tires factory and the possibility of building 12,000 housing units for the displaced people and other 25,000 housing units.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the factors of security and stability which have started to be witnessed in various areas of Syria encourage launching construction, development and service projects in cooperation with Chinese companies, particularly in the field of electric power, housing, telecommunications, airports, ports and railways.

Al-Halqi hailed the firm political stances of China in support of Syria at the international forums, pointing out to the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army over the terrorists and restoring security and stability to all Syrian territories in coincidence with the government’s measures in confronting the economic, media and cultural war.

For his part, CAMC regional director pointed out to the comfortable and suitable atmosphere for investment in Syria, expressing the company’s readiness to launch several projects in Syria in various fields.



2014/01/20 - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on January 20, 2014:


Latest News Syria: China and Russia will stop western imperialism

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

Russian/Chinese prevention of Syrian invasion: historic event – Rick Rozoff

January 13, 2014

On the surface it appears that US/NATO lost in Afghanistan. But did they? According to US/NATO’s own assessments and statements Afghanistan has proven to be the testing ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and over 50 nations which provided military forces for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the consolidation of an international military strike force. Heroin production has also increased 40 fold and has devastated the peoples of many countries while providing black monies for secret operations. There are reports that there is a possible drug route from Afghanistan, through the air base in Manas in Kyrgyzstan and into the Balkans, probably Kosovo, which is used to get Afghan opium and heroin to market with Hashim Thaçi directly implicated. According to Voice of Russia regular contributor Rick Rozoff, the lack of oversight of US military installations, such as Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, makes it possible, if the US wants, to place even tactical nuclear weapons closer to the Russian or Iranian border. In part 2 of a 2013 year end summary Mr. Rozoff discusses those issues and more and cites Russian and Chinese moves to prevent an invasion of Syria as a major historical turning point.


This is John Robles, you are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff, the owner and manager of the stop NATO website and international mailing list. This is part 2 of an interview in progress. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

Robles: Two points I’d like to make and then you can continue any way you’d like. You said you wanted to speak about the human toll, the heroin wreaks on the world. The US taxpayers have spent, as far as I know, the figures I saw were about $7 billion in fighting narcotics production; opium production, heroin production – in Afghanistan. I believe that figure is correct, if I’m wrong, please, tell me. So, they weren’t there to stop heroin production. They weren’t there to get rid of the Taliban, while making secret deals with them and they are going to come back in power even more powerful than they were before. So, what was the real point of 12 years in Afghanistan then?

Rozoff: Well, I mean, I know what the answer to that is, but it is not what generally is offered as an explanation for the invasion, the occupation, of Afghanistan. To read between the lines slightly all one needs to do is read Anders Fogh Rasmussen or any other NATO official on their website. I invite people to visit the NATO website, this is where you are going to find out the truth but you may have to decipher it a bit.

And what you hear again and again is that Afghanistan has proven the testing ground or the training ground for developing interoperability between NATO members and partners. Again, over 50 nations provided military forces for NATO in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. And what NATO walks away from… the Afghans, of course, have suffered a disastrous period, the region likewise and the world security has certainly not gained in any manner from this, but  NATO has walked away by having fused or integrated military units from 50 different countries.

People without any sense of history may not appreciate the significance of that fact, but for a moment, active belligerents, even in WW II, for example, I’d be surprised if formally there were more than 20 on the side of the Allies and now you’ve got 50 serving in one country, under one military command – NATO. That’s what NATO used Afghanistan for. It was simply a training ground for consolidating an international military strike force, what is referred to as the NATO Response Force, the nucleus of which will be this 50-nation alliance that NATO was able to put together inside Afghanistan.

On the question of the human toll of heroin, I’ll be brief on that but I’ll be personal. I worked in the past as a substance abuse counselor. I worked at methadone maintenance clinic. I know what heroin addiction does to people. I’ve seen young women out prostituting themselves. I’ve seen young babies left in their own feces and so forth as their parents are hunting down a fix. I know what heroin does to people. And if you multiply that on the level of hundreds of thousands or millions, and this is what is happening, this is the untold cost of the Afghan war.

And you don’t have to look too far. The Russian government will tell you what the figures are in their own country in heroin deaths and heroin addiction. The Iranian government will tell you the same. I’m sure the five nations of Central Asia can say something similar. I’m sure that Pakistan and India are suffering this as well. And this is going to take generations to rectify.

Robles: It is an insidious cycle, and I’d really like you to comment on this as well, the whole heroin cycle includes the cultivators, the farmers – right? It begins with them, it ends up with somebody dying in a stairwell in Chicago with a dirty needle in their vein or something. But in between you’ve got government officials, you’ve got even US diplomats, maybe, you’ve got the CIA, you’ve got NATO officials and everyone is making money of it. How much do you think the US and NATO have profited from the entire heroin scheme in Afghanistan?

Rozoff: That’s rich ground for speculation. I would reference, I think, as you were talking about the Golden Triangle earlier, Alfred McCoy, he is a professor, or was at least a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He wrote a book on just that topic, about Southeast Asia during the war in Indo-China.

Robles: I’ve actually read that.

Rozoff: Good, talk about it. Inevitably, all the other plagues follow in the track of war: famine, disease, drug addiction, prostitution, dislocation. It is as sure as night follows day you are going to find that. However, there is a more insidious side that you are alluding to, which is that one way of, in the post-WW II period ,of financing counterinsurgency groups that aren’t officially governmental in nature is through the drug trade.

This occurred in Central America, it has occurred in South America, it has occurred in Indo-China, it has occurred in the Balkans, it is occurring currently in South and Central Asia where cutthroat mercenary outfits do the dirty work, particularly for the CIA, and in return are allowed to run narcotics trafficking, perhaps, in conjunction with US military forces, as a way of paying themselves outside of the Congressionally-scrutinized budget. You know, it is a slush fund or a secret budget of some sort. We just have to assume that’s going on.

John Robles

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Latest News Syria: China


China: Political Solution Only Way for Solving Crisis in Syria 

May 16, 2013

China on Thursday renewed assertion that the political solution is the only realistic way for solving the crisis in Syria.

The Chinese News Agency Xinhua quoted the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hong Lei, as saying " China attaches great importance to the development of the situation in Syria, and plays a constructive role in solving the crisis politically, as it believes that the future of Syria should be decided by the Syrian people."

He added " The pressing problem lies in urging all the concerned parties to cease violence as soon as possible and start a political transition based on Geneva Statement."

He pointed out that whatever procedure is adopted by the international community, including the UN General Assembly, should lead to realizing the aforementioned goals, taking into account the principles of the UN Charter and the basic rules that govern international relations.

Hong clarified that China expressed its concern over a part of the contents of the draft resolution presented yesterday to the UN General Assembly, and thus asked the sponsor states to take into consideration the opinions of all relevant parties, and not to push for voting by force in order not to hinder the political solution.

The Chinese official expressed his country's readiness to exert joint effort with the international community including the Arab countries to continue in finding a political solution for the crisis in Syria in a just, peaceful and suitable way.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun


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Kremlin: Press statement following the BRICS summit


March 27, 2013

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: President Zuma, heads of state and government, ladies and gentlemen,

Russia will continue developing close cooperation with its BRICS partners and will do everything it can to facilitate the group’s development.

Our hosts’ active position has enabled us to hold a very energetic and productive summit. The eThekwini Declaration that we approved today reflects in full our countries’ common positions on a wide range of global political and economic issues.

The ambitious BRICS Action Plan for the coming year that we adopted today includes new areas of cooperation such as information security, joint efforts to combat drugs trafficking and terrorism, and promotion of youth and educational exchanges.

Economic partnership issues were discussed in detail at the summit. Russia supports the establishment of the BRICS Development Bank. We think that work should now continue at the expert level to settle the principles and rules for the institution’s operations.

The BRICS countries are aware of their role and responsibility as global growth leaders. As has already been noted today, our countries account for more than 27 percent of world gross domestic product – a total of $15.4 trillion.

We reaffirmed our commitment to continue expand trade and investment flows, strengthen our technical and industrial cooperation, stimulate the growth of our huge domestic markets, and carry out mutually advantageous business projects in third countries.

Russia put forward the initiative to draft a long-term economic cooperation strategy that would take into account national development plans and help to consolidate growth in all of the BRICS economies.

The summit paid particular attention to expanding business ties. We hope that the establishment of the BRICS Business Council will bring new substance and initiatives to our business communities’ work.

It is symbolic that all of our countries are putting the emphasis on not just the pace but also the quality of economic growth. This requires us to introduce the most stringent and advances environmental and nature protection standards.

In this respect I note the signing of the multilateral agreement on financing green economy projects, including use of energy-saving technology and recycling of raw materials.

Development assistance is another important aspect of our work together, and in this respect we have signed the multilateral agreement on co-financing infrastructure projects in Africa. This shows the BRICS group’s interest in expanding our cooperation with the African continent.

In conclusion, I want to thank the hosts and organisers of today’s summit for their hard work and for their leadership in reaching the results achieved today.

Thank you all very much.


China daily: 'Iraq war a bitter lesson for US'

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On March 20, 2003, former US president George W. Bush joined hands with Tony Blair, then British prime minister, to invade Iraq without declaring a war, saying that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and was harboring al-Qaida.

Although the US-led coalition overthrew Saddam Hussein, it got entangled in a long "counter-terrorism" and "counter-insurgency" war that not only claimed tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis' lives, but also eroded US hegemony. It was left to Bush's successor Barack Obama to get the US out of the mess by withdrawing American troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.

By wantonly demonizing Saddam Hussein and waging an unjust war against Iraq, the US wanted to dominate the Middle East and consolidate its hegemony over the world. Colin Powell, then US secretary of state, even gave false testimony before the UN Security Council and presented fake "evidence" to prove Iraq had unconventional weapons in an attempt to get the council's authorization to launch an attack on Iraq.

After failing to obtain the approval, the US-led coalition bypassed the Security Council and launched an all-out war against a sovereign state on the pretext of "liberating" its people from a "tyrant". The US action was a blatant violation of the UN Charter and the norms governing international relations, and had repercussions across the face of the globe. It was clear right from the beginning that the US invasion of Iraq was not for the "liberation" of Iraq but to consolidate American hegemony.

After the Sept 11, 2001, attacks, the US used its might as the only superpower (and to a lesser degree the sympathy of the international community) to launch a war in Afghanistan at the end of 2001.

But instead of withdrawing from Afghanistan after ousting the Taliban from power, Washington broadened the scope of its "war on terror" by trying to orchestrate a "democratic" transformation in the Islamic world, labeling some countries as "axis of evil" and pursuing unilateralism in international relations. In the process, the US extended the "war on terror" to Iraq.

The US-led invasion of Iraq resulted in mass civilian casualties and huge economic loss, leaving the country in tatters and fuelling bloody sectarian violence that gave birth to a new faction of al-Qaida in a country where it never had any base. The blame for this mayhem and chaos rests squarely on US shoulders.

The Iraq war (along with that in Afghanistan) has also had strategic implications on international relations.

First, it signaled the decline of US hegemony. Along with the US-led "war on terror" and the Afghanistan war, the Iraq war led to a sharp increase in US military spending that put the federal government under heavy debt and indirectly triggered the 2008 financial crisis. The highly expensive Iraq war is also closely related to the "fiscal cliff" and debt crisis facing the US today.

Second, the two wars indirectly accelerated the multi-polarization process in international relations, allowing emerging powers to come into the limelight. The two wars and the "war on terror" have greatly denuded the US of its strategic resources and eroded its "sole superpower" status.

As a result, the Obama administration has made extensive changes in its foreign policy by ending the "war on terror", withdrawing US troops from Iraq, speeding up the withdrawal from Afghanistan and shifting its strategic focus to the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region. The US has also begun using smart power in greater measure in its foreign affairs.

Third, the war in Iraq broke the existing balance of power in the Middle East, especially that between Iraq and Iran. It changed the political landscape of and severely weakened Iraq, leaving Iran, which the US considers its "enemy No 1" to become stronger. The rise of pro-Iran Shiites to power in Iraq has been favorable to Iran and detrimental to US interests, which is a bitter irony of history.

The Iraq war has been more than a lesson for the international community.

An important reason why the US could wage wars in two countries was the serious imbalance of power that prevailed in the world a decade ago. Had global checks and balances been in place, the US could not have had its way.

Now that the global financial crisis and the emergence of BRICS have checked the marauding policies of Washington and brought about some sanity in the global power balance, the US-led West can no longer continue its hegemonic policies. Hegemonism and wars of aggression, no matter how high-sounding they are made out to be, are doomed to fail.

Only with the authorization of the UN Security Council can a country (or a group of countries) exercise the right to intervene in another. Countries that pursue unilateral intervention violate international law.

Toward the end of 2010, some North African and Middle East countries experienced political upheavals. One among them, the Syrian civil war, is still on. Some Western powers are eager to seize the opportunity to "intervene" in the country and have stepped up efforts to arm Syrian opposition forces in an attempt to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government and minimize Iran's influence in the region.

The security situation in the Middle East has become increasingly sinister, which should remind the Western powers of the painful lessons of the Iraq war. If they ignore that lesson, they will end up shooting themselves in the foot.

The author is deputy director of World Politics Research Institute, affiliated to the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.


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Military ‘errors’: Chinese Embassy Bombed by NATO


NATO bombed Serbian news outlets with the stated intention of silencing sources different from the NATO war propaganda...


Chinese Embassy Bombed by NATO - Three Journalists Killed, More Than 20 Injured

On May 7, 1999, NATO fired 3 missiles from different angles to attack the Embassy of China in Yugoslavia, which killed 3 Chinese journalists and injured more than 20.

The building of the embassy was seriously damaged.

The goal was to punish China for sympathizing with the Yugoslav people against NATO and to terrorize Chinese newspeople in Yugoslavia, thus silencing a non-NATO information source.

U.S. officials and NATO said the attack on the Chinese Embassy was "a mistake" based on "faulty information" that the (Chinese embassy) building was the headquarters for the Yugoslav arms agency.

Reuters (May 11, 1999)





World powers: Chinese diplomacy

Chinese-Premier-Wen-Jiaba-Africa.jpgJiefang Daily

November 4, 2012

Should China abandon non-alignment?
Wang Yusheng

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.


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A war between Syria and Turkey is inevitable

Erdogan.petit.caniche.de.Hillary.Clinton.jpgISTANBUL, Oct. 9 2012 (Xinhua) - Turkey and Syria move closer than ever to the verge of war after Syria's latest mortar shelling killed five Turkish civilians.

The Turkey Parliament has authorized a war mandate last week, enabling further cross-border military action against Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the war twice within a week, saying that Turkey was not far away from war and called on his people to be prepared.

Turkey and Syria have been exchanging cross-border artillery fire for almost a week. In this sense, Turkey has already started fighting.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last Saturday that conflict between Turkey and Syria may escalate and spread to neighboring countries.

However, many Turkish analysts worry that it would be great mistake for Turkey to get involved in a war with Syria, which could bring serious consequences to this country.

"If Turkey starts war with Syria, it would be detrimental for both countries. Turkey's social stability, economic development and democratization process would all be badly affected," Aykan Erdemir, a Turkish MP from the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), told Xinhua.

Photo: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, the favorite poodle of Hillary Clinton.


U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Turkey


Turkey is one of five European nations that continue to house U.S. tactical nuclear weapons allocated for NATO.

Some months ago, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists and 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.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed. It proved once again that the Turkish government is not only arming Syrian terrorists but organizes with its NATO allies (with Israel in the background) also a real war against Syria.

Photo: In May 1997, Israel and Turkey signed an agreement valued in excess of US $500 million for the establishment of a joint-venture between Israel's Rafael and Turkey's Turkish Aerospace Industries for the co-production of Popeye I and Popeye II missiles in Turkey



Stop NATO: Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Vietnam

0312-AUSRUSSIA-US-RUSSIA-DIPLOMACY.jpgThe Russian leaders have understand that it is necessary to stop the military imperialism of the US. and its allies (including Germany that is the 2nd largest arms supplier to Turkey).

Chinese leaders also have understood that they must do something before they are totally surrounded by American missile platforms...


October 18, 2012


Putin calls for taking military-technical cooperation with BRICS to new level

NOVO OGAREVO: President Vladimir Putin called for raising military-technical cooperation with partner countries from the BRICS Group – Brazil, India, China, and South Africa – and also with Vietnam to a new level.

“We will develop cooperation with our partners from the BRICS Group and with Vietnam,” Putin said at a meeting of the Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation on Wednesday, October 17.

“Given the growing technological, industrial and scientific potential of these countries, military-technical cooperation with them can and should be raised to a qualitatively new level,” the president said.

He said he meant “deep industrial cooperation and joint research, creation of effective maintenance and after-sale service systems, and joint access to third countries”.

Putin recalled that “the BRICS countries have been dynamically gaining political, economic and technological momentum over the last several years, and showing high and stable growth rates. BRICS countries account for 43 percent of the world’s population and their combined GDP is makes up about one-fifth of the global”.

He believes that Russia has “built a constructive dialogue” with these countries, and it has been successfully coordinating actions with them on a wide range of global and regional issues.

India and China are “traditional key partners” of Russia in military-technical cooperation. “We see broad prospects for relations in this field with Brazil and South Africa,” he said.

Putin said Vietnam is “one of the trusted partners of Russia” with which “we are intensifying military-technical cooperation after some pause in the 1990s”.

As an example, Putin cited India with which “we do not limit ourselves to the supply of finished products only and give more and more attention to join R&D work and licensed production, including for supply to other countries”.

“Benefits are obvious: joint production allows us to reduce production costs, obtain and introduce new technologies, including dual purpose ones, and organise rational transfer of technologies from the defence indsutry to civilian sectors,” the president said.




Washington is responsible for terrorist acts and death of Syrian civilians

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.

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Middle East Peace - Syria: China's important role


China, Firm Power, Accelerated Stances to Consolidate International Balance 

Oct 02, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Day after day, China goes ahead in playing an important role in the international circles on the basis of the international law and the UN Charter in parallel with its continued efforts to defend the right of sovereign countries in the face of all attempts to interfere in their internal affairs and to maintain the political security and international economy.

China's economic strength, which is constantly growing, and its political stability led it, with steady and accelerated steps, towards progress.

The 63rd anniversary of China's National Day for this year is different in terms of the increased role of China at the political level, despite of all pressures, as it firmly confronts the attempts of some countries to dominate the world through interfering in other countries affairs and breaching their sovereignty.

China has always been emphasizing that states have the right to self-determination away from any external influences, such a stance is based on that the role of international powers and the UN bodies, is represented only in providing the appropriate atmosphere to resolve the crisis and not to legitimize intervention and formulation of sanctions and attacks on countries.

China, in cooperation with Russia, worked together at the UN Security Council during the last period to foil all the West's attempts to interfere in Syria's internal affairs as they vetoed all the draft resolutions allowing the foreign interference in Syria.

It seeks to end the crisis in Syria through ensuring the atmospheres for a political solution based on dialogue and the right of the Syrian people to determine their destiny and future.

China also exerted all efforts to restore the international balance and end exploiting the UN Security Council to topple the countries which are undesirable for U.S.A.

Statements of senior Chinese officials always stress that dialogue is the only way to reach an objective solution for the crises in the world, mainly the crisis in Syria and the Iranian nuclear issue.

On the economic level, China played a key role in rescuing the global economy from collapse through tackling the global financial crisis in Europe and the United States and its efforts to reform the international monetary system.

H. Zain / Ghossoun


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Syria: Washington, Moscow and Beijing


Washington has accused Moscow and Beijing of 'blocking efforts at the Security Council to approve tough measures against Damascus as it battles an armed rebellion'.

The United States has angered Russia by going outside the United Nations 'to work with allies to support the Syrian opposition', but Clinton told Lavrov 'it was possible to return to the United Nations if Moscow and Beijing were ready to forego their vetoes and back stronger measures'.

A U.S. official said Clinton, who also visited China this week, made the same comments to Chinese leaders.


Photo: Obama and his little friend Ban Ki-Moon, drinking champaign on a State Lunch.  Ban Ki-moon, who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992, remains silent about the secret order signed by Obama authorizing U.S. support for terrorist attacks in Syria...


China wants Political Solution in Syria

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China: Only Correct Way to Solving Crisis in Syria is Political Solution

Sep 04, 2012 - BEIJING, (SANA) – China reiterated on Tuesday that the only correct way to solving the crisis in Syria is the political solution, stressing rejection of any foreign intervention in Syria.
Reuters News Agency quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei as saying at a periodical press conference in Beijing that China has always believed that the only correct way to solving the crisis in Syria is the political solution, pointing out that the situation is becoming worse; however, the worse the situation gets, the need for union becomes more urgent.
He added that china rejects armed intervention in the crisis in Syria.


PS. After the retreat of the gangs in Aleppo, Britain that secretly provided these gangs with weapons and the latest satellite phones, has openly declared that it is in war with Syria.  British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the gangs, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million).

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Latest News Syria: Chinese Foreign Ministry...


China is one of the independant countries that does not participate to the American war propaganda against Syria...


Chinese Foreign Ministry: Western Countries Are to Blame for Hindering Diplomatic Efforts in Syria 

August 4, 2012 - BEIJING/ NEW YORK, (SANA) – China on Saturday said Western countries are to blame for impeding the diplomatic and political efforts aimed at restoring security and peace in Syria.

Deputy Director of North African and West Asian Affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Zijian, was quoted by the AP as saying that some Western countries have obstructed the political process by their efforts seeking to change the regime in Syria.

Wang reiterated his country's stance that the solution in Syria must be a political one, stressing Beijing' complete rejection of any military intervention.

Chinese Deputy Representative to UN: Future of Syria Determined by Syrians, Imposing Solutions from Outside Complicates Situation

Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, Wang Min, stressed that the future and destiny of Syria should be determined by the Syrian people themselves, and the political settlement to what is taking place in the country should be led by the Syrian people and be accepted by all parties concerned in Syria.

The Chinese News Agency (Xinhua) quoted Wang in a statement following China's voting against resolution on Syria at the UN General Assembly as saying that "To impose a solution from outside will not help defuse the Syrian crisis," adding that China opposes any military action against Syria which aims at a 'regime change' in the country as well as sanctions which can only make the situation more complicated.

Wang added that the UN General Assembly adopting a resolution against Syria proves that putting pressure on one party only will not help solve the crisis in Syria, on the contrary, it will derail the crisis from the track of political settlement, escalate chaos and cause the crisis to spread to other countries in the region jeopardizing regional peace and stability.

He reiterated China's regret over the UN Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan's resignation, urging all parties concerned in Syria "to immediately and completely cease violence and create conditions for a political settlement to the crisis."

Wang stressed the need for solving the crisis in Syria through political means.

He said that China has no interests in the Syrian issue and its goal is to preserve the interests of the Syrian people and Arab countries, and the interests of all countries as well as the basic rules governing international relations, including sovereign equality and non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.

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