Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

China vs. USA: Syria Case-II/The 8th Veto by China/Doing Businesses in the Chinese Way-VII

On 4 February, 2012, a draft resolution to the UN Security Council, presented by Arab League (AU) and others, seeking to condemn Syria for use of force against civilians by asking to transfer power from President Bashar Assad to the vice president (CNN News; TBS News 5 February 2012). Once again, both Russia and China vetoed the resolution against Syria. This was China’s eighth veto at the Security Council. The US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice called the veto “disgusting,” and Secretary Hillary Clinton stated “a travesty” (Wall Street Journal 6 February 2012). Well, this is only the eighth of Chinese veto since China took the UN Security Council seat in the 1970s. Both Ambassador Rice and Secretary Clinton should ask themselves how many times has the US vetoed the resolutions relating to Israel in the UN Security Council? If the over 100 vetos at the UN Security Council by the US are not “disgusting” or “a travesty,” then what are they? The Western hypocrisy and double standards must stop before lecturing to someone else.

Source: TBS News, (access date: 12 February 2012).

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