Well, today Steve's new BFF joined with Russia to take Syria off the hook at the UN Security Council. China and Russia vetoed a Security Council resolution aimed at ending the violence inflicted by the Assad government to suppress a Syrian people's revolt.
The Security Council voted 13 to 2 in favor of a resolution backing an Arab League peace plan for Syria, but the measure was blocked by Russia and China, who opposed what they saw as a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
Pressure mounted on the Security Council to act as Syrian opposition leaders said more than 200 people were killed in the attack in Homs, and the White House accused Syria of having “murdered hundreds of Syrian citizens, including women and children.”
Maybe Steve should let Beijing know it doesn't have everything its own way, not yet at least. Scrapping the Northern Gateway would surely get that message across.