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Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Australia must adopt a clear-eyed view of the shifting strategic balance between China and the USThe rise of China is a massive realignment of economic and, in due course, political and strategic power at a speed and on a scale the world has not seen before. According to the International Monetary Fund's forecasts it will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy in 2016. Others argue it has already done so.There are a few nations with a sense of cultural continuity and exceptionalism that rival China's, but...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Oct 05, 2011

European powers have vowed to find new ways to counter Syria's deadly crackdown on protesters after Russia and China used their veto at the UN.

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Man accused of seeking details of anti-aircraft missile system which experts say the Chinese are trying to copyRussia's security service has revealed that it arrested a suspected Chinese spy who posed as a translator while seeking sensitive information on an anti-aircraft system.The man, identified as Tun Sheniyun, was arrested on 28 October last year, the federal security service (FSB) said in a statement cited by RIA-Novosti news agency.It was unclear why the FSB disclosed the arrest on Wednesday, less than one week before the prime minister, Vladimir Putin, travels to China on an...

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

US envoy says America will not rest until UN security council meets its responsibilities after Russia and China veto draftThe UN security council is expected to seek a fresh resolution on Syria after Russia and China on Tuesday night vetoed a draft that threatened sanctions, a security council source said.The veto by Russia, which was supported by China, provoked the biggest verbal explosion from the US at the UN for years, with its ambassador Susan Rice expressing "outrage" over the move by Moscow and Beijing.Rice also walked out of the security council, the first such demonstration in...

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

The politician, who has been called a 'climate martyr', says a 'war against science' would see nations trailing in China's wakeChina and India will become the global leaders in action against global warming, according to the Australian politician who has been called a "climate change martyr". Malcolm Turnbull, who lost the leadership of the Liberal party for supporting a carbon emissions trading scheme, said the climate impacts on those nations will see them act."China and India will take the...

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Russia and China accused of siding Bashar al-Assad regime after failing to back UN measures against DamascusBashar al-Assad can feel satisfied that powerful allies have stood by him and prevented international action that might just have given him pause for thought as he pursues his vicious crackdown on Syria's protest movement.The veto by Russia and China of a UN security council resolution threatening unspecified measures against Syria caps months of diplomatic action at the UN.

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Foreign secretary says countries' decision to veto UN resolution calling on Bashar al-Assad's regime to stop violence is 'deeply mistaken'The foreign secretary, William Hague, has accused Russia and China of "siding with a brutal regime" by vetoing a UN security council resolution calling on Syria to stop violence towards its own people.Hague used his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference to describe the decision as "deeply mistaken and regrettable".He spoke out against the veto as he hailed the British government's role in the Arab spring and called on governments in the...

Christian Science Monitor | Oct 05, 2011

Russia and China's vetoes of a UN resolution against Syria's regime illustrate a stark divide on the role the international community should play in the Arab Spring.

New York Times | Oct 05, 2011

With China claiming it has the right to control all reincarnations, the Dalai Lama has suggested emanation as an alternative.

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Archbishop Desmond Tutu criticises the South African government of Jacob Zuma for its failure to stand up to China over Tibet

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, attacks China and Russia's veto of a resolution threatening sanctions against the Syrian regime

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

South-south co-operation is making a comeback, but it's time for an aid model that does away with such outmoded categoriesOne of the many revolutions taking place in the world of international aid and co-operation is the rebirth of a movement that challenges what is now generally described as the "traditional" aid model.

Guardian | Oct 05, 2011

Anger from Europe and US as two security council powers insist implied threat of sanctions will not bring peaceRussia and China have vetoed a European-backed UN security council resolution that threatened sanctions against the Syrian regime if it did not immediately halt its military crackdown against civilians.It would have been the first legally binding resolution adopted by the security council since President Bashar Assad's military began using tanks and soldiers against protesters in mid-March. The UN estimates there have been more than 2,700 deaths.The European sponsors of the...

New York Times | Oct 05, 2011

A Chinese official said a Senate bill, which threatens higher tariffs on some imports if China is found to be manipulating its currency, violates the rules of the World Trade Organization.

BBC | Oct 05, 2011

China and Russia veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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