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Philippines Submits UN Claim to Extended Continental Shelf

The Philippines has sought recognition from the United Nations for its claim to an extended continental shelf off the island that is closest to a hotly disputed region of the South China Sea. China claims almost the entire waterway through which ...

Philippines Submits UN Claim to Extended Continental Shelf

The Philippines has sought recognition from the United Nations for its claim to an extended continental shelf off the island that is closest to a hotly disputed region of the South China Sea. China claims almost the entire waterway through which ...

Chinese Peacekeepers Pulling out of DR Congo

Chinese peacekeepers with the UN stabilization mission in eastern DR Congo attended a departure ceremony on Tuesday as the force withdrew from the war-torn region. The 15,000 MONUSCO troops deployed in the vast central African country started to leave in February ...

China Gathers Global South Support for UN Human Rights Review

The Chinese government is reportedly lobbying non-Western countries to support its human rights record as it faces a United Nations Human Rights Council review on Tuesday. Diplomats told Reuters that China’s mission to the UN in Geneva sent memos to counterparts ...

UN Security Council Vote on Gaza Postponed

The UN Security Council pushed back voting on a resolution calling for a pause in violence in Gaza. The delay comes amid fears of another U.S. veto, even though “cease-fire” doesn’t appear in the UAE-sponsored wording of the proposed resolution.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Letter From DC: Is Africa Holding Itself Back?

Whoo boy…We picked a doozy of a week to be in town. The overlapping reverberations from leadership fights within the Democratic Party, the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, and the announcement of JD Vance as his vice-presidential candidate are understandably focusing attention inwards.
That said, we’ve had fascinating conversations with very smart folks who focus on Africa, the wider Global South, and China’s role there. One theme ...

China: U.S. is Hypocritical When It Claims to Care About the People in Gaza, Yet Vetos Ceasefire Resolutions at the UN

Chinese diplomats and Communist Party (CPC) media outlets blasted the United States for what it calls a double standard of claiming to be concerned about the welfare of Palestinians in Gaza while at the same time vetoing ceasefire resolutions at the United Nations.

Wang Yi Discusses Mideast Conflict on the Sidelines of UN Security Council Gathering in New York

China's top diplomat Wang Yi rallied support for Beijing's position on the war in the Middle East during separate talks with the foreign ministers from Brazil and Malaysia. Wang thanked Mauro Vieira for Brazil's support during China's presidency of the Security Council ...

Wang Yi Presents New (Old) Proposal at the UN Security Council to Resolve Mideast War

China used the last remaining hours of its month-long presidency of the United Nations Security Council to convene a high-level dialogue on the Israel-Hamas war. Foreign Minister Wang Yi led the discussion on Wednesday in New York, where he presented the ...

China, UAE Calls Emergency UN Security Council Meeting On Gaza

China co-sponsored the call by the United Arab Emirates for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday to seek a binding resolution calling for a humanitarian pause in Gaza. During the meeting, China’s representative at the UN, Zhang Jun, criticized ...

Clash in UN Security Council as Two Israel Resolutions Voted Down

China and Russia vetoed a U.S.-led UN Security Council resolution calling for pauses in the Gaza conflict to allow more humanitarian assistance to enter the blockaded region. The main reason for the veto was reportedly that it didn’t include a call for a ceasefire. The U.S. currently ...
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