Why are China and Russia vetoing moves against Zimbabwe?

@urbandekay (18314)
July 12, 2008 3:01am CST
Britain and the US have condemned Russia and China for vetoing a draft UN Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders. all the best urban
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• United States
13 Jul 08
I believe the fact that Russia and China vetoed the UN Security Coucil resolution proved that neither country have the moral character to be a real World leader. They see what's going on in both Zimbabwe and Darfur and choose to do nothing about it. Maybe it's because both countries practice similiar type of oppression against their own people. Both countries ought to be ashamed of themselves and I will not support either country in any way. Lloyd
• Netherlands
15 Jul 08
I second that. That is precisely what I thought. Both countries are certainly not known for their wonderful humanitarianism. Both countries are oppressive and generally lean towards other oppressive nations. If a person were to read back on similar things you will certainly see that both countries always pull this and the very idea that either of these countries are powerful is frightening.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
sirensanssmile (2656) 13 hours ago I'm glad that you agree with me on this issue. Both countries need to change their ways and the world shouldn't be rewarding China by giving it a stage to cover up their immoral actions. Thanks for your reply. Lloyd
• United States
15 Jul 08
sirensanssmile I'm glad that you agree with me on this issue. Both countries need to change their ways and the world shouldn't reward China by giving it a stage to cover up their immoral actions. Lloyd
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Russia and China will never take sides against third world countries that they might be able to use in some way in the future. Zimbabwe has such future potential. They will let the US and other Western Countries stick their necks out and spend their resources to quell the world's problems. Russia and China will just sit back and watch as we deplete our various resources trying to stop the horrors that are going on. It will make it so much easier for them when they decide to take over. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
17 Jul 08
I hope that when real democracy comes to Zimbabwe, they will remember the actions of both China and Russia. If it were left up to me, both countries would be banned from doing trade in the future. Lloyd
@Zmugzy (773)
15 Jul 08
One explanation might be that trade between these countries is more important than human suffering. However, it has to be said that sanctions would probably have made the suffering worse. China has just been given permission to import a load of stock piled ivory from Zimbabwe. Britain voted in favour of this. A recent arms shipment from China was only prevented from entering Zimbabwe because South African dockers refused to let it unload.
• United States
17 Jul 08
Trade between countries should never be more important that human suffering. Countries such as China and Russia have an obligation to conduct trade in a moral fashion. China just doesn't care about people who are oppressed, since they oppress their own people. The fact that they would ship arms to Zimbabwe shows their lack of concern for the people of that country. They need food, clothes and medicing. They don't need more arms. Lloyd
@snowy22315 (32781)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I dont know why they would do such a thing. I guess it just shows they dont care about the people of the world any more than they care about their own people. It is a very unkind self centered thing to do. I dont think China should have eve been picked to host the Olympics.
• United States
15 Jul 08
It show seems as if they don't care about anything but staying in power and making money. They don't care about the plight of oppressed people, because they oppress their own people. Hopefully the world will come to its senses before the Olympic games begin. Lloyd
• India
13 Jul 08
I wish Russia and China do something about it. But I also wonder if the other countries try to do something when their interest in at stake. The world was more or less quiet when it comes to Rwanda, East Timor, Bosnia etc.
• United States
15 Jul 08
It's just mind boggling why the world sits back and allow these things to happen. China and Russia need to step up to the plate and be the world leaders everyone expect of them. Lloyd