Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

[AUDIO] China hardens stance against Libyan air strikes

Friday, March 25th, 2011

This article was originally published on France24.com

The Chinese government stepped up its criticism on Thursday of US and European air strikes on Libya. “We believe that the objective of enforcing the U.N. Security Council resolution is to protect humanitarian (objectives) and not to create an even bigger humanitarian disaster,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular news briefing in Beijing.

Jiang’s comments are just the latest in a series critical signals to come from Beijing over how the coalition is implementing United Nations resolution 1973 that authorised the creation of a no-fly zone over Libya and the bombing of ground targets.

Although China abstained from the vote, Beijing has been very clear in its position that the coalition air attacks risk killing civilians and should be halted immediately.

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Your Letters: CTP Readers Respond

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

One of the biggest challenges that confronts any media professional is getting honest feedback on the content s/he produces.  TV journalists at the biggest networks in the world share the same complaint as the lone blogger — constructive criticism of one’s work is extremely hard to come by.  So when we received a pair of thoughtful, well-written feedback emails from a reader in Scandinavia and another in the United States, it was immensely appreciated.  Although the critiques (below) do sting a bit, their suggestions are valued and, in some cases, have already been incorporated into how we produce content on China Talking Points.   We thought it would be great to share their comments as a way to invite other readers to contribute feedback as well.  The comments below have been reprinted with the authors’ permission however both individuals did requested anonymity. (more…)

CTP Podcast – China’s Middle East Balancing Act

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

chinainiraqFollowing up on Eric’s earlier post, we dove into our various hypotheses on what drives China’s Middle East policies (which obviously is oil) and discussed a few future scenarios that explore how China will manage its relationships across this unstable, yet highly important, region.

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Key Issues:

– China’s balancing of its relationship with Isreal and other countries

– China’s management of its internal Muslim population

– China’s reaction to nationalist cries to protect overseas workers

Share your key talking points with us and our readers!