China calls on international community to support Annan

China calls on international community to support Annan

China on Friday called on the international community to continue to support Kofi Annan’s mediation efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a daily press briefing that the international community should maintain “confident and patient” regarding the former UN secretary-general’s mediation efforts. Annan, the joint UN/Arab League special envoy […]

Chinese diplomat “competent” in UN job: FM spokesman

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Friday that senior Chinese diplomat Wu Hongbo will act as a “competent” head of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed Wu as UN undersecretary-general to lead the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. “Ambassador Wu Hongbo is an excellent senior […]

Margaret Chan was elected the next Director-General of the World Health Organization

Margaret Chan was elected the next Director-General of the World Health Organization

The 65th World Health Assembly held in Geneva on May 23rd elected Ms. Margaret Chan (陈冯富珍) the Director-General of the World Health Organization. Her term of office will last until June 30, 2017. According to the resume provided by the World Health Organization official website, Dr Margaret Chan holds medical degree of University of Western […]

China supports int’l cooperation on combating illicit cross-border trafficking, movement

China supports int’l cooperation on combating illicit cross-border trafficking, movement

China supports international cooperation on combating illicit cross-border trafficking and movement, Chinese ambassador to the UN Li Baodong (李保东) said here Wednesday. “Lately, arms proliferation in west Africa and Sahel region as well as turbulence in Mali have attracted broad concerns,” Li said while addressing a UN Security Council open debate on securing borders against […]

Damascus calls the UN to stop terrorist attacks against Syria

Damascus calls the UN to stop terrorist attacks against Syria

Syria sent a message to UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General on Friday, urging the organization to take necessary measures to prevent terrorist attacks directed against Syria. As reported by the Syrian News Agency, in the letters Damascus senior officials briefed the UN in detail with the facts of escalation attacks by armed groups in […]

FM Spokesman on the Security Council’s Adoption of the Presidential Statement on Syria

Q: The UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Syria on March 21, voicing its support to the UN-AL Joint Special Envoy Annan. What is China’s comment? A: The UN Security Council adopted on March 21 a presidential statement based on consensus through consultation, which welcomes the appointment of former UN Secretary-General Annan as […]

China and Russia obstruct the intervention of the West on Syria

China and Russia obstruct the intervention of the West on Syria

China and Russia have blocked twice a resolution of the UN Security Council condemning the Syrian crackdown. These two countries, allies of Damascus, are again on the frontlines yesterday. China has described remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “unacceptable“, while the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin denounced the attitude “cynical” of the West. […]

China supports mediation efforts of Arab League in Syria

China supports mediation efforts of Arab League in Syria

China has expressed support to the mediation efforts of the Arab League in Syria without specifically commenting on sending peacekeepers advocated by the organization in Cairo. The Arab League passed a resolution Sunday calling on the UN to send the UN and Arab countries’ joint peacekeeping force to Syria, which continues repression against the opposition […]

China and Russia to counter Western influence

China and Russia to counter Western influence

Vetoed by Moscow and Beijing has caused widespread outrage in the Arab and Western capitals and both countries are now trying to defuse criticism. The rejection of the draft resolution supported by the Arab League primarily reflects the will of Moscow and Beijing to prevent Western intervention in the Libya model, analysts said. The Russian […]

Hillary Clinton: Russia and China “are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus”

Hillary Clinton: Russia and China “are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus”

Russia and China are fully responsible for supporting the inhuman regime in Damascus – said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday at a press conference in Sofia. She arrived the Bulgarian capital from Munich on Sunday with nearly one-hour delay due to bad weather conditions. Commenting on the veto by Russia and China to […]