Tuesday, May 31, 2011

China weighs in on UN censure of Syria, again: Forget about it!

I have covered the fact that Russia has twice said no to the move to censure Syria at the UN.

It seems China is weighing in on that issue for a second time.

Here is what they are saying-

"The stability of Syria has a bearing on the stability of the whole region," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular news briefing.

"The Chinese government supports Syria's efforts to protect its sovereignty and stability and we hope that stability and order in Syria will be restored as soon as possible," she added.

"In the current circumstances, we believe that the adoption of the U.N. Security Council resolution would do no good for the easing of tensions and stability in Syria."

China has said that the outside world should not interfere in Syria's internal affairs.

A little more from Syria - A meeting in Beijing and the outside world's interference

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad on Monday discussed with China's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhai Jun the situation in the region and Syria.

During their meeting in Beijing, Dr. Mikdad affirmed that the ongoing attack against Syria aims to undermine its stability and weaken it in the face of the conspiracies and challenges targeting the Arab nation.

Dr. Mikdad also discussed the reform process led by President Bashar al-Assad in response to the people's demands, developing all aspects of political, economic and social life, adding that more major reform steps are being prepared.

The Deputy Minister touched on the attempts by the US, France and Britain at the UN Security Council to impose their will on Syria and use the UN and their organizations to restore the days of colonialism and mandates and justify interference in countries' internal affairs.

Dr. Mikdad thanked China's leadership, government and people for their stances in international circles and their constant efforts to bolster relations between the two friendly countries.

For his part, Jun expressed his country's appreciation of Syria's pivotal regional and international role, affirming China's rejection of any interference in Syria's internal affairs and voicing confidence that the Syrian leadership's wisdom and expertise will allow it to overcome current difficulties.

The Vice Minister affirmed China's support of the reform efforts and all the steps taken by the Syrian government to preserve its sovereignty, security and stability

One story bolsters the other. As of right now, it looks as if Russia and China have drawn the line in the sand.

What are the NATO nations going to do now? If the Syrian ports remain open and accessible to Russia and China, how will the NATO nations succeed in their strangling of both those nations?

Lots at stake here.


  1. The chess pieces are all being moved into place. Remember, where China protects, so in almost all cases, does Russia, and they have been saying similar things especially about Libya.

    Meanwhile, as they play chess with the planet, Fukushima is unresolved and already more than 50x worse than Chernobyl. These buzztards do not have their priorities in order at all.

    If they can ignore that, so can they think they can win the game without worry. They are not fools, they are looking for trouble and determined to get it.

    Face it Israel and its pets, the US and the crown colonies, and most of Europe, are driven by maggot filled demons and eventually, the warnings against intervention will be ignored until all hell breaks loose.


    As you’ve guessed by now, I’ve been watching Russia and China closely, and especially their relationships with South America, and I believe we’re witnessing the unraveling of the American empire. Yesterday I commented on Russia’s growing influence in South America, and today, I’d like to address China’s.


  3. Hey Noor:

    "they are looking for trouble and determined to get it."

    it does look that way. It really does!

    I love the maggot filled demons reference. So appropriate.

  4. I have a post somewhere on China's involvement in the area of the Carribean.


    PetroChina's assumption this week of Saudi Aramco's lease on 5 million barrels of oil storage capacity at the strategically located Statia terminal in the Caribbean signaled its intent to build a global oil trading network.

    The NuStar Energy LP Statia terminal on the Dutch Caribbean island of St Eustatius can handle the largest oil tankers. It is just a few days sail from major US refining and transport hubs on the Gulf Coast.

    The Caribbean is growing more important as an oil trading center with the emergence of a possible new sour crude benchmark in the Argus Sour Crude Index. Still, sources say PetroChina's initial focus probably is on shorter-term marketing goals that will make it a major player in the Caribbean "bunker", or ship fuel, market.

    "It will mostly be used for fuel oil or bunkers but may also be used for crude in the future," said a PetroChina trading official.

    *Fuel oil is China's most widely imported oil product. It is burned in power plants, ships and processed by China's small privately owned "teapot" refineries.

    that they would be expanding their reach particularly into areas of oil production or transport is not a surprise.