Now here’s a how-de-do! With apologies to G&S and yes, I know that was a Japanese story.
I refer to ‘The Telegraph’ article titled as above.
Mr Zai also said he backed the Syrian government’s plan for a referendum on the constitution and future elections, something the opposition says cannot happen amid continued violence.
“We hope that the referendum on a new constitution as well as the forthcoming parliamentary elections pass off calmly,” Mr Zai said.
“The position of China is to call on the government, the opposition and the rebels to halt acts of violence immediately,” he added.
The Chinese envoy said he hoped to see calm restored as soon as possible.
But one key opposition group, the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change has threatened to boycot the 26 February referendum until the violence and killings had stopped.
This is surely a significant move by the Chinese to get themselves involved in this way.
Good for them! Perhaps, the Western troublemakers will think twice about their interference in Syria now that China has followed up their UN Security Council vetos in support of Syria, and justice, by the way, with this publicly announced Syrian support.
The madness has to stop and this is a good move.
Read the article here.
As an adjunct: This is an article by ‘TimeWorld’ “U.N.: Crimes Against Humanity in Syria?” They are suggesting that the Syrian government has committed war crimes when it is clear to many, including Russia and China, that the war crimes are attributable to the UN and its associates. Worse than hypocracy, it is criminal behaviour in all respects!
- China to Send Senior Envoy for Talks in Syria (abcnews.go.com)
- China backs Assad before Syrian forces open fire at funeral (guardian.co.uk)