China asks UN Security Council to ban small arms in Haiti: diplomats
Countries that maintain diplomatic relations with China generally refrain from having official exchanges with Taiwan. At the UN, Beijing has taken a tougher line on Haiti, although it denies any connection between its position and the Taiwan issue.
A Chinese diplomatic source told AFP that it was necessary to push the political authorities in Haiti to act, and to put those responsible for the violence on notice with legal sanctions. At least 89 people have been killed in Port-au-Prince alone this week after days of gang violence, and aid agencies said the area was dangerous to access.
(The article is written by AFP. Only the title has been changed.)