Saturday, December 26, 2015

In a Sea Far Far Away

This is where my "Huh" Alarm goes off:

China's foreign minister has pledged support for talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, saying his country welcomes progress made in negotiations so far.

Yes, I know, this issue could involve the UN Security Council where China is a permanent member. But still, this is way out of area for China.

Unless China's area has expanded greatly.

I have wondered about China's interests at the western end of their New Silk Road.

Since resolving this issue basically involves making Greece happy over Turkey's conquest of the northern portion 40 years ago, does China have an angle involving basing rights in Greece?