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China Splits With Russia Over Ukraine
voanews.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Scott Stearns

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

STATE DEPARTMENT — With Russia's most vocal critics imposing economic sanctions over Crimea, some of Moscow's allies are also questioning its actions in Ukraine.

In Syria's civil war, China and Russia have together blocked tougher action against President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing foreign support for the rebels as a breach of Syrian sovereignty.

Now, China has quietly split from Russia over Crimea -- on the same issue of sovereignty.

"China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. The Crimean crisis should be resolved politically under the frameworks of law and order. We call on all sides to remain calm and exercise restraint to avoid further escalation of the tension," said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei.

China wants nothing that might encourage separatist tensions, making Crimea a costly move for Russia, said American University professor Keith Darden.

(Excerpt) Read more at voanews.com ...


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1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sounds like the acid-washed jeans response that the Indians gave. If Obama thinks the Chinese are going to join him in sanctioning Russia, he’s dreaming. He’ll be lucky if he can muscle Antigua & Barbuda into doing it, he’s that weak.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Berlin_Freeper

China worries about separatism in Xianjing and Taiwan.

Friendship with Russia has its limits.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:03:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

As if China doesn’t have a plan to annex the Spratley’s.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:06:51 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: goldstategop

I thought China would see parallels between Crimea and Tibet and back Russia on this.

I guess it saw the precedent of having a referendum for a region to determine its own fate as dangerous even if the referendum is not free and fair.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:12 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Were they dating?!?!


6 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:57 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Where’s Obama? Did he go to bed again?


7 posted on 03/19/2014 1:10:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: massgopguy
Taiwan is in ripe for take over.

China knows it. The only question is have they become so Americanized that they don't want to bother?

8 posted on 03/19/2014 1:10:32 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Now we have American University Professors saying it’s wrong. Maybe he’ll give Putin an F in his class.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 1:11:32 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wonder why china abstained at the UN vote? Answer ... china traded an abstention for a later russian abstention is my best guess.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 1:11:36 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hah

That’s funny

Coupla weeks ago they were down straight for this

So the ChiComs stabbed him in the back

Nice neighborhood


11 posted on 03/19/2014 1:12:39 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This Chinese official statement sounds like something in line with Sun Tzu.
12 posted on 03/19/2014 1:17:39 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: goldstategop
China worries about separatism in Xianjing

Bingo! Russia is biting off more than they can chew. They are Risking Islamic uprising in its territories. The Population in Russian Territories are of Turkish origins going back to the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey has been very vocal about condemning the separatist movement in Xianjing. Turkey has been most critical of Russia's annex of Crimea which has a Turkish population. Does this signal support to the Turks under Russian Rule to oppose Russia?

13 posted on 03/19/2014 1:21:40 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states."

Bwahahahahahaha!


14 posted on 03/19/2014 1:23:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can you say TIBET or TAIWAN, mr. Putin?


15 posted on 03/19/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Free Tibet you barbarians!


16 posted on 03/19/2014 1:33:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: goldstategop

No China is practicing a policy that a wise US practiced in the late 19th Century. Many Americans heard about the hundreds of Chinese students sent to the US to study modern management and technology when China decided to reform their Communist system to free market during the 1980. Little is known about a small group of Chinese students sent to study US rise to great power and how we did it. These students were unique because their country instructed them to clear their minds of all the past things they were taught about the US by the Communists. They conclude the US rose to power by first developing their economic power first, kept out of wars and foreign entanglements, and emerged after the great powers of the day killed themselves in world war. IAW be the monkey on the rock watching two lions fight. Despite Chinese challenges over Taiwan, and islands, China had not committed troops and ships overseas in major wars or nation building activities. China has not been the policeman of the world while the US sticks her nose in everything. Russia is joining the US in a similar folly with actual commitment of troops in Crimea, Chenchenya, Georgia, Syria, etc etc etc. While the US/EU confronts Russia, China, India and Brazil will continue their rise to power unimpeded by US, EU and Russia.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 1:35:50 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: Fee

Excellent insight in your post.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 1:37:40 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: massgopguy
As if China doesn’t have a plan to annex the Spratley’s.

China has always claimed the Spratleys. Russia never claimed Crimea until last week.

19 posted on 03/19/2014 1:41:54 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I praise China for this policy over Ukrainian sovereignty.

Russia previously (1991) guaranteed Ukraine's sovereignty if they would give up their nukes....which Ukraine did. Now Putin is welching on the guarantee and the US is sniveling where it needs to oppose Putin strongly.

20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:52:44 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Stop Obama from giving away control of the Internet.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Perhaps mooooochelle. Taking them something to pay for not supporting Russia
21 posted on 03/19/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: blueunicorn6

Shhhhh...it is NCAA Bracket day. Odumbo is trying to concentrate...


22 posted on 03/19/2014 2:48:26 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
I think they claimed it during the time of Catherine the Great in the 1790’s. They conquered the area in the Russo-Turkish Wars. Part of Russia until Ukraine broke away.
23 posted on 03/19/2014 3:08:27 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3134000/posts?page=76#76

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2436271/posts?page=164#164


24 posted on 03/19/2014 3:53:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: easternsky

Mooochelle is going to China without the press...start with visit the Moa museum...if they are lucky an execution with organs cut out on the firing line. Once in a lifetime type experience.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 4:09:48 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all [occidental] states.” Taiwanese, Japanese, Koreans and many others are Chinese. ;-)


26 posted on 03/19/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

If that’s the standard, the Russians can claim possession all of the former territory they once held.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 5:01:56 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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