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R2P et précédent libyen dans la gestion chinoise de la crise syrienne

Abstract : Abstaining from voting the UNSC resolution 1973 (2011), China had seemed not to respect one of its “Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence”, i.e. the “principle of mutual non-interference in internal affairs”. Some were already talking about a larger China’s implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), then largely used by France, Great Britain and the United States. The role of China in the Syrian crisis has however enabled China to reposition itself. Surprised by the extent of the military intervention beginning in March 2011 and its economic interests in the country being largely affected, China’s position on Syria has come back to a more traditional stance. China has vetoed, along with Russia, several UNSC resolutions, including these in February and July 2012, while seeking for a role of mediator, officially talking to the Syrian opposition, and to give its own interpretation of the R2P. Our paper will not only take a look at China’s diplomatic activity in the Syrian crisis but also focus on the treatment on the Syrian crisis in China’s newspapers and mostly by China’s experts. Our key question will be “What does China think about the Syrian crisis?”.
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Antoine Bondaz. R2P et précédent libyen dans la gestion chinoise de la crise syrienne. 12ème Congrès de l’AFSP, Association Française de Science Politique, Jul 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03606286⟩



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