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China proposes a new “Syria Peace Plan”

(DP-News - agencies) CHINA- China appears to be taking a more active role in settling the Syria crisis, revealing a four-point plan for resolving the bloody, 19-month conflict in the Middle-Eastern country, Syria.

China said on Thursday it had proposed new initiatives to head off an escalation of violence in Syria, including a phased, region-by-region ceasefire and the establishment of a transitional governing body.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular news briefing that under the "new proposal there are constructive new suggestions such as a ceasefire region by region and phase by phase, and establishing a transitional governing body".

He said it was "an extension of China's effort to push for a political resolution of the Syrian issue".

According to China’s semi-official Xinhua news agency, the country’s four-point plan includes:

1. Stop shooting and cooperate with Brahimi. Phase in the cease-fire slowly region by region if needed.

2. “Relevant parties” should appoint representatives to work with Brahimi and the international community to plan “political transition,” establish a transitional government while maintaining an effective government.

3. Encourage the international community, especially the Arab League, to work closely with Brahimi to implement his predecessor, Kofi Annan’s, six-point plan and “relevant Security Council resolutions.”

4. Ease the humanitarian crisis by resettling refugees and providing aid.

The proposals, already delivered to Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations-Arab League peace envoy on Syria, "is an extension of China’s effort to push for a political resolution of the Syrian issue", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said

The Associated Press (AP) said that the Chinese ministry's statement was an elaboration of remarks made Wednesday by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to Brahimi during a meeting in Beijing.

The four-point Chinese proposal issued on Thursday stopped short of calling for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad and omitted mention of any measures to compel compliance, AP added.

Xinhua news agency published in details the Chinese four-point peace plan for Syria crisis:

First, relevant parties in Syria should make every effort to stop fighting and violence, and cooperate actively with the mediation efforts of Brahimi. Relevant parties should implement effective steps toward a cease-fire, for example region by region or phase by phase, expand the areas of cease-fire, realize disengagement, and eventually bring an end to all armed conflict and violence.

Second, relevant parties in Syria should appoint empowered interlocutors as soon as possible so that, assisted by Brahimi and the international community, they can formulate through consultations a roadmap of political transition, establish a transitional governing body of broad representation, and implement political transition so as to end the Syrian crisis at an early date. To ensure a safe, stable and calm transition, the continuity and effectiveness of Syria's governmental institutions must be maintained.

Third, the international community should work with greater urgency and responsibility to fully cooperate with and support Brahimi's mediation efforts and make real progress in implementing the communique of the Geneva foreign ministers' meeting of the Action Group for Syria, Mr. Annan's six-point plan and relevant Security Council resolutions. The positive efforts of the Arab League and countries in the region in search of a political settlement should be valued.

Fourth, relevant parties should take concrete steps to ease the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The international community should increase humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and ensure proper resettlement of refugees beyond the Syrian border and timely aid for those in need within Syria. The Syrian government and various parties should render full cooperation to the work of the United Nations and relevant neutral institutions to provide humanitarian assistance in all conflict-affected regions and ensure the safety of their personnel. At the same time, humanitarian issues should not be politicized and humanitarian assistance should not be militarized.

The international community remains at a loss about how to stop the war. The U.S. and other Western and Arab nations have called on President al-Assad to step down, while Russia, China and Iran continue to back him.

China and Russia, both permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, have vetoed three Western-backed U.N. draft resolutions condemning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for the bloodshed.

But China has been keen to show it is not taking sides and has urged the Syrian government to talk to the opposition and take steps to meet demands for political change.

Reports estimate that at least 32,000 people have been killed since March 2011 when peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted.

They were violently repressed, leading to a civil war, it added.
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Tom Kim            11/10/2012 9:38:25 AM
Right! It's time for the head of peace-loving country, China along with Russia, Iran, North Korea and other Moslim countries to stand up against the trouble-making countries, USA, UK, Israel, France. If 6-point Chinese proposal does not work, the peace-loving countries must send its troops to help Syria.
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