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1) Chinese, Egyptian FMs agree to promote bilateral cooperation
Cairo, Sunday, 3 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry and other ministers to further advance cooperation between the two countries. He expressed China's strong support for the ongoing political transition in Egypt and said that he was optimistic about Egypt's prospects for future development.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

2) China supports Egypt to promote stability, economic growth: FM
Cairo, Sunday, 3 August 2014
In his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China is ready to offer firm support for Egypt's efforts to maintain social stability and promote economic growth.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

3) Chinese FM calls for strategic, pragmatic, sustainable China-Egypt ties
Cairo, Monday, 4 August 2014
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for “keeping up the strategic, pragmatic and sustainable bilateral ties between China and Egypt,” during talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

4) China, Egypt agree to enhance defence cooperation
Beijing, Monday, 25 August 2014
Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan met with Egyptian Vice Defence Minister Fouad Abdelhalim Elsayed Saad. The meeting focused on boosting defence cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

5) China supports Iraq in combating terrorism
Beijing, Friday, 8 August 2014
Foreign Ministry spokesperson's office said that China supports efforts made by Iraq in safeguarding sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity as well as combating terrorism.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

6) China to support Iraqi government in stabilizing situation: Xi
Nanjing, Saturday, 16 August 2014
During a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Nanjing, President Xi Jinping said that China will continue to support Iraq in stabilizing the situation in the country.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

7) Chinese FM to visit Cairo on Mideast truce
Beijing, Friday, 1 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will leave for Cairo soon to discuss with Egyptian and the Arab League officials regarding a truce between Israel and Palestine.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

8) China FM urges cease-fire in Gaza with five-point proposal
Cairo, Sunday, 3 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged both Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas to stop the ongoing fighting, calling on Israel to lift its blockade and release the Palestinians. He raised a five- point proposal on ceasefire in Gaza which included mutual safety, establishment of security mechanism and the pursuing of unilateral demands through force.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

9) China welcomes extending ceasefire between Israel and Palestine
Beijing, Thursday, 14 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China welcomes the five-day extension of the temporary ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

10) Gaza ceasefire significant step to ease tension: Chinese FM
Beijing, Wednesday, 27 August 2014
During a meeting with visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Karti, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the indefinite ceasefire in Gaza is a significant step to ease tension and people's suffering in the region.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

11) 121 Chinese evacuees reach Tunisia from violence-hit Libya
Tunis, Friday, 1 August 2014
Around 121 Chinese employees of a steel plant passed the Ras Jadir border crossing and reached Tunisia, an official from the Chinese Embassy Liu Kaiyuan said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

12) 508 Chinese evacuated from Libya
Tripoli, Friday, 1 August 2014
Xiao Wensheng, a commercial counsellor in the embassy said that the Chinese embassy in Libya facilitated the evacuation of 508 Chinese nationals out of Libya. However, around 340 Chinese nationals are still in Libya.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

13) Chinese evacuees from Libya arrive safe in Greece, to return to China in 3 days
Athens, Saturday, 2 August 2014
Greek navy frigate Salamis helped evacuate 79 Chinese nationals to Greece among a total of 187 citizens. The evacuees arrived at Piraeus port near Athens from Tripoli and were to continue their trip back home to China in coming days by flights.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

14) 878 Chinese nationals evacuated from Libya: ambassador
Tunisia, Monday, 4 August 2014
Chinese Ambassador to Libya Li Zhiguo said that a total of 878 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Libya.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

15) 3 Chinese workers missing in Turkey: Chinese embassy
Ankara, Sunday, 3 August 2014
Three Chinese workers went missing in south eastern Turkey, the Chinese embassy in Turkey said.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

16) Xi congratulates Turkey's Erdogan on election as president
Beijing, Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on being elected as president of Turkey.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

17) Chinese FM, AL leader meet on further cooperation
Cairo, Monday, 4 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Arab League (AL) Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi held talks to further cooperation between the two sides.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

18) China calls on Israel, Palestine to actively respond to int'l peace appeal
United Nations, Wednesday, 6 August 2014
China's permanent representative to the UN Liu Jieyi called on Israel and Palestine to actively respond to the peace appeal by the international community, including China's proposal on settling the conflict, during an informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

19) China calls for enhanced efforts to combat ISIL through UNSC resolution
United Nations, Friday, 15 August 2014
China's permanent representative to the UN Liu Jieyi said that China supports the Security Council resolution to cut down support for extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

20) Leading newspaper denies China's exploitation of Iraq
Beijing, Wednesday, 13 August 2014
An opinion of the People's Daily rebutted U.S. President Barack Obama's labelling China as a "free rider" in Iraq. The opinion said “The U.S. assertion that China is a 'free rider' in Iraq is ridiculous.”
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

21) China trains medical staff for Hajj
Beijing, Friday, 15 August 2014
China finished the training of more than 50 ethnic minority doctors on health service and disease prevention for 14,490 people who are preparing for their pilgrimage to Mecca.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing

22) Syria receives Chinese humanitarian relief
Damascus, Tuesday, 19 August 2014
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) announced in Damascus that it has received a batch of humanitarian relief from China.
Source: Xinhua, Beijing


Dipanwita Chakravortty is a doctoral candidate in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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