The Chinese have their own self-interests - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • allang
    • 01.03.10 | 07:36 (IST)

    Intelligence or not... the Chinese have their own economic agenda. First of all, sanctions alone will not deliver a nuclear free Iran. But economic isolation... just might do the job. Economic transaction is the Chinese life-blood... and it's unrealistic to expect China to go against their own self-interests. The best that can be hoped for... is a sanctions abstention vote. From a strategic point of view, China actually benefits from the Iranian stance. In a bizarre way... this puts a check on US and European economic dominance. But the question remains... how long can China live with the emergence of the Iranian ballistic missile technology. That... I suspect the Chinese must answer, sooner or later.

    from the article: Israel shows China evidence of Iran bomb program
    First published 05:08 01.03.10 | Last updated 10:05 01.03.10
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