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1. China opposes unilateral sanctions against Iran, says FM spokesperson
Beijing, Tuesday, 16 October 2012
China is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran and has called on parties concerned to solve the Iranian nuclear issue via talks and cooperation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2. China calls for peaceful settlement of Iranian nuclear issue
Beijing, Thursday, 25 October 2012
China has called for dialogue and negotiation to peacefully address the Iranian nuclear issue, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3. Chinese president receives credentials from new foreign ambassadors
Beijing, Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Chinese President Hu Jintao received the credentials of Ambassador Matan Vilnai from Israel.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4. China urges substantial progress in Palestinian-Israeli peace talks
United Nations, Monday, 15 October 2012
China on Monday urged Palestine and Israel to adopt concrete measures, start peace negotiations at an early date and to make substantial progress.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5. China's Middle East envoy to start multinational trip on peace process: FM spokesperson
Beijing, Thursday, 18 October 2012
Chinese special envoy to the Middle East Wu Sike will visit Israel, Palestine, the United Nations Headquarters, and the US from 19-28 October, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said at a regular press briefing.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6. Israeli president praises Chinese achievements in past 6 decades
Jerusalem, Thursday, 18 October 2012
Israeli President Shimon Peres commended the Chinese people and the Chinese government for the achievements they have made since the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded 63 years ago
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7. Chinese envoy urges Israel to make gestures for resuming talks with Palestinians
Jerusalem, Sunday, 21 October 2012
Chinese Special Envoy to the Middle East Wu Sike urged the Israeli government to take positive steps to create the atmosphere for resuming its peace talks with the Palestinians.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8. China condemns Beirut car bomb attack
Beijing, Tuesday, 27 October 2012
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemned a car bomb attack which rocked Beirut of Lebanon recently, and urged timely investigation of the incident.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9. China reiterates support for Palestine's UN membership
Ramallah, Monday, 22 October 2012
Chinese Special Envoy to the Middle East Wu Sike reiterated China's support for the efforts of the Palestinian National Authority to gain the status of a non-member state in the United Nations.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10.  Chinese envoy calls for early resumption of Palestine-Israel peace talks
Beijing, Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Chinese Special Envoy to the Middle East Wu Sike called on Palestine and Israel to make efforts for the early resumption of peace talks during his recent trip to the region.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11. China urges restraint as Syria-Turkey border tensions continue
Beijing, Tuesday, 9 October 2012
China on Tuesday called on parties concerned to show restraint as crossfire along the border area of Syria and Turkey continues.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12. China calls on relevant Syrian parties to support Brahimi's mediation efforts
Beijing, Wednesday, 17 October 2012
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson called for the support of relevant parties in Syria for the mediation efforts of UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

13. China welcomes UN, AL leaders' call for Syria ceasefire during Islamic festival
Beijing, Saturday, 20 September 2012
China on Saturday said it welcomes the statement by leaders of the UN and the Arab League which called for a ceasefire in conflict-torn Syria during the upcoming Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

14. China support UN envoy's truce plan in Syria
Beijing, Wednesday, 24 October 2012
China has said it supports a temporary ceasefire during the upcoming Eid al-Adha Muslim festival proposed by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

15. China concerned about ceasefire violations in Syria: FM spokesperson
Beijing, Monday, 29 October 2012
China is concerned about violations of a truce plan implemented by the UN in Syria during the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a press briefing.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

16. China announces new proposal on Syria
Beijing, Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi elaborated China's new four-point proposal on a political resolution to the Syrian conflict, urging all parties in Syria to ceasefire and begin political transition at an early date.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

17.  UN-Arab League joint special representative to visit China
Beijing, Monday, 29 October 2012
Lakhdar Brahimi, the joint special representative of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, is to visit China from 30-31 October.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

18. Iran, China book berths in 2013 FIVB World Youth Championship  
Tehran, Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Iran and China booked berths in 2013 FIVB World Youth Championship by beating their rivals, Thailand and South Korea, respectively.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

19. Chinese Muslims head for Mecca
Beijing, Thursday, 11 October 2012
The first of two remaining charter flights carrying Chinese Muslims heading to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for an annual pilgrimage left Beijing.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

20. Turkish director to launch film on Turkish, Chinese cultures
Istanbul, Wednesday, 3 October 2012
With the hope of deepening the understanding and friendship between people in Turkey and China, Turkish movie director Mustafa Altioklar will launch his new documentary film on the two countries' cultures.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Dipanwita Chakravortty is pursuing her M Phil degree in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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