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Old 06-07-2006, 04:36 AM   #1
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Chinese undermine UN sanctions on Sudan & Zimbabwe

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5045496.stm


"A top Chinese diplomat has vigorously defended his country's growing economic involvement in Africa, including close trade links with Zimbabwe and Sudan.
The charge d'affaires at China's South Africa embassy, Zhou Yuxiao, said China was just protecting its own interests.

Its policy of non-interference in the affairs of others has nothing to do with its need to import oil, he added.

China's quiet pursuit of raw materials in Africa in return for cheap Chinese goods has caused considerable concern.

But in a robust defence of his country's policy, the charge d'affaires told the BBC that China had nothing to apologise for.

Yes, it was buying up African oil, he said, but importing no more globally than either the United States or Japan and he denied that China was undermining international attempts to put pressure on Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Beijing, he said, was only protecting its own interests and did not believe economic embargoes and disengagement were necessarily the best way to promote good governance.

Those words may have significance beyond Africa.

Not only has China fiercely resisted UN sanctions against Sudan for its Darfur policy, it has also been opposed to using the threat of sanctions against Iran and, judging by these comments, that is not about to change."


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Old 06-07-2006, 05:33 AM   #2
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what can you expect the UN has no power to do crap about anything
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:42 AM   #3
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what can you expect the UN has no power to do crap about anything
It does if its members, specifically the Security Council, unanimously agree on a given action.

Unfortunately, China (and Russia) have stalled UN decisions regarding Darfur, Zimbabwe and Iran.
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it's terrible when countries put their perceived national priorities before the will of the UN.
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Is not the will of the UN nothing more than a collection of national priorities?
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The bad thing about Chinese policy isn't thrwarting the U.N. It's cooperating with these monsters in Africa that's so bad.
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Old 06-07-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
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Irvine, they're only following our example. Those countries have oil. Do I have to say more?
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The UN is the lowest common denominator among nations, as for following example why didn't Bush do as the Chinese, Russians and French were and try to get sanctions lifted and then pickup some sweet oil deals with Hussein?
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Cool.

It only took four posts before someone changed the subject back to America.

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personally i find the whole UN security council an ineffective measure, i think it would be far more logical for resoloutions to be voted on in the general assembly and majority to rule, not have the US and UK ect. running everything from the security council
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