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1. China, Egypt to enhance cooperation on irrigation: minister
Cairo, Saturday, 12 January 2013
The Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Bahaa-Eddin said that China and Egypt have agreed to enhance cooperation with Egypt on irrigation and water resources.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2. China urges stability in Egypt after deadly clashes
Beijing, Monday, 28 January 2013

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hong Lei remarked that China called for stability in Egypt after deadly confrontations between protesters and security forces in three governorates.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3. China welcomes Iran's nuclear weapon ban stance
Beijing, Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China welcomes and attaches importance to Iran's latest stance of banning development of nuclear weapons.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4. China encourages Iran, IAEA to further cooperate
Beijing, Friday, 18 January 2013
During a press briefing a foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China encourages Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to strengthen cooperation after the two parties ended their two-day talks in Tehran recently.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5. China urges resumption of Iran nuclear talks
Beijing, Friday, 25 January 2013
During a press conference Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei remarked that China called for a resumption of the six-nation nuclear talks with Iran, and that China has been flexible and open toward the venue of the talks and added: "China has always believed the content of talks is far more important than the venue."
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6. Dialogue only way to settle Palestine-Israel issue: Chinese UN envoy
United Nations, 23 January 2013

The Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations Li Baodong said that China believed that dialogue and negotiations remain the only way to settle the Palestine-Israel dispute, and called for early resumption of the peace talk between the two sides.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7. China says open to generally accepted solution for Syria
Beijing, Monday, 7 January 2013

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China would welcome any solution that is generally accepted by all parties in Syria to end the violence there.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8. Chinese FM holds telephone talks with UN-AL envoy on Syria
Beijing, Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held telephonic talks with the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi on the Syria issue. Brahimi conveyed his views on the current situation and briefed Yang on his mediation efforts.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9. China reiterates support for UN envoy's Syria mediation
Beijing, Thursday, 10 January 2013
During the daily briefing Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China would support impartial mediation by UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to address the Syrian conflict.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10. China calls for "patience" over Syria crisis
Beijing, Monday, 14 January 2013
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing that China called for relevant parties' patience in finding a solution to the Syria crisis, after no apparent resolution was found after the latest Geneva meeting on the issue.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11. China condemns violence in Syria
Beijing, Wednesday, 16 January 2013
At the daily press conference a foreign ministry spokesperson remarked that China condemns a deadly blast at a Syrian campus and calls on all parties to cease fire immediately.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12. China urges Syrian government, opposition to be pragmatic
Beijing, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
During news briefing foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said that China urged the Syrian government and opposition to be pragmatic in finding a solution to the ongoing crisis.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing; See also: Xinhua, Beijing

13. China urges peace and stability in Syria
Beijing, Thursday, 31 January 2013
A Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei remarked that China urged all parties in the region to maintain regional and stability following an Israeli airstrike on Syria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

15. China, Saudi trade reaches record high of US$73.4 billion
Riyadh, Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The trade between China and Saudi Arabia reached the highest level of US$73.4 billion in 2012, an increase by 14 per cent as compared with the previous year, according to Al Riyadh newspaper.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


16. China donates US $ one million to UNHCR for Syrian refugees
Geneva, Wednesday, 30 January 2013

According to United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) China has donated US$1 million to the primarily for provision of emergency humanitarian supplies to Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


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

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