Why China Vetoed the UN Resolution on Syria
As the fighting in Syria escalates, last week, China and Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria—for the third time. Although Russia is Syria's biggest ally, China doesn't have especially close ties with Syria. So why did the Chinese Communist Party choose to veto the resolution, at the expense of their soft power push in the West? And what does Syria have to do with the Party's number one priority?