The Big Boys Are Stepping In: China Officially Backs Russia on Syria – Calls For US to Stand Down, Rumored To Have Sent Ships to Mediterranean
September 5th, 2013
Also, it seems there are uncorroborated Chinese media reports that China has dispatched ships to the Mediterranean.
At G20 China warned that military intervention in Syria would hurt the world economy and push up oil prices, reinforcing Vladimir Putin’s attempts to talk US President Barack Obama out of air strikes.
China Officially Backs Russia On Syria, Warns “Military Action Would Have Negative Impact On Global Economy”
Until now China had kept a relatively low profile on the Syria issue, occasionally issuing veiled support for the Assad regime. That changed at today’s G-20 meeting in Russia, when China’s vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao officially launched the Syrian axis of Russia and China, both of which now indirectly support the Assad regime, and oppose US-led military intervention. From the FT: “China warned on Thursday that military intervention in Syria would hurt the world economy and push up oil prices, reinforcing Vladimir Putin’s attempts to talk US President Barack Obama out of air strikes. “Military action would have a negative impact on the global economy, especially on the oil price – it will cause a hike in the oil price,” Chinese vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao told a briefing before the start of the G20 leaders’ talks.”