Chinese Crocodile Tears Over the Fate of Syrian Civilians

Chinese Crocodile Tears Over the Fate of Syrian Civilians

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In the words of Oscar Wilde, a cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Witness then, China’s cynicism as its permanent UN Representative calls for lifting the sanctions against the Assad regime citing the welfare of Syria’s helpless in fighting the coronavirus. We call it, rather, Chinese crocodile tears over the fate of Syrian civilians.

Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, told the council’s video-teleconferencing meeting on the situation in Syria.

We call for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures. We are seriously concerned about the negative impact of unilateral sanctions on countries’ capacity to respond to the pandemic, especially for vulnerable countries like Syria. Civilians and innocent people are suffering severely from those sanctions.

For this is the same Chinese U.N. Office that vetoed, on seven occasions, any U.N. attempts at making matters right for Syria’s civilian population.

Ms. Foot cites China’s fear of Islamist extremists, which led the country to build concentration camps for up to 3 million Uyghur Muslims. But the irony here is that China fails to understand that Muslim extremism rises as a result of extreme Chinese actions. Just like in Syria because of Assad terror. One that brutalizes his own people.


Like the one China vetoed in December of 2019 Rosemary Foot described in her own words:

… voted against a resolution designed to allow humanitarian agencies continued access to besieged populations through four previously-agreed border crossings.

Or the veto siding with Assad in the aftermath of Assad gassing his own people.

Like the one China exercised on February 28, 2017 for another Assad chemical attack for which these countries voted for. Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.

All of the above countries are wrong, or have misleading information, except China.

Strange behavior by a country that cares about Syrian civilians, don’t you think?


For a country that cares about Syrian civilians, the contrast between words and actions are remarkable. When it suits the Assad regime of terror, China is all in. But when it truly helps the Syrian civilians survive his terror, China is all absent.

Below is a full list of Chinese vetoes in favor of the Assad regime of terror. Don’t cry for me China.

  1. September 19, 2019: Against aid for the Syrians Assad has besieged in Idlib.
  2. February 28, 2017: Against Assad sanctions for a chemical attack on Syrian civilians.
  3. December 5, 2016: Against halting Assad attacking the city of Aleppo, its hospitals, schools, and markets.
  4. May 22, 2015: Against referring the Assad regime to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
  5. July 19, 2012: Vetoed sanctions against Assad for failing to negotiate a peaceful end to his war on Syrian civilians.
  6. February 4, 2012: Vetoed an Arab League proposed peace plan for Syria.
  7. October 4, 2011: Vetoed a UN Resolution condemning Assad grave and systematic human rights violations and the use of force against civilians.

Give us a break China! Your crocodile tears move us as much as it moves you to lock up innocent people in concentration camps because of their religious beliefs.

You want to help civilians? Start with yours first. Stop eating bats.

Chinese Crocodile Tears Over the Fate of Syrian Civilians


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