原文标题：War crimes: China backs Lanka on UN resolution
BEIJING: China on Thursday firmly backed Sri Lanka against the US-sponsored resolution at the UNHRC on alleged war crimes, saying it is against any country putting pressure on others in the name of rights violations.
Sri Lanka has made rapid progress in promoting human rights and realisation of national reconciliation, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Replying to questions about China's stand at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for important steps towards reconciliation and accountability over the allegations of war crimes during the final days of the conflict with LTTE, the Chinese ministry said Sri Lanka and its people were capable of dealing with their own affairs.
China thinks dialogue and cooperation is the basic way to solve differences on human rights and Beijing is opposed to any pressure mounted on Colombo with a resolution, it said.
Instead of complicating the issue with such action, the international community should create a conducive atmosphere to stabilise situation in Sri Lankan, it added.
China, in recent years has made big investments in Sri Lanka besides assisting the island with major projects like building a modern port at Hambanthotta, emerging as one of Colombo's staunch allies.
China's support to Sri Lanka came days after India expressed its inclination to vote in favour of the resolution.
Earlier this month, Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Beijing to seek its support to stave off the US-led move.
Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie who met him said China will continue to support Sri Lanka's efforts in safeguarding state independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and realising social and economic development.
22 Mar, 2012 04:09 PM
Who else can back them :)
TP (SL) replies to Abhijit
22 Mar, 2012 04:26 PM
Russia, Cuba, Pakistan and more. Not f...ing india
Muthamizh (Chennai) replies to TP
22 Mar, 2012 04:51 PM
Cuba came by the way of Fidel Castro and Che how come that country support Sri Lanka...Surprise....
Van (Kolkata) replies to TP
22 Mar, 2012 04:42 PM
Russia won't. Pak may do.
22 Mar, 2012 04:18 PM
china say the absolutely right if USA and His ally have right to kill on the name of defense so why not the Sri Lanka.
VoI (India) replies to Ghaz
22 Mar, 2012 04:59 PM
US is killing terrorists mostly. Of course, there is collateral damage and some innocent people get killed too, may be by mistake. But what Sri Lanka did was pure genocide. For instance, they declared an area as 'No Firing Zone' during war. This area was meant for non-military people to take shelter from wrath of war. When hundreds of displaced Sri Lankan Tamils took refuge in the area, Sri Lankan forces started shelling the area indiscriminately killing hundreds of people.Not even hospitals were spared. This is war crime!! Besides, you cannot give precedence of a wrong-doing of someone else to justify your own wrong-doing. God has given you a conscience, a will, a brain, use it! As far as China is considered they won't think twice before selling even their Mother to get their job done. I would not be surprised if Sri Lanka was back-stabbed by China some day soon!
Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha (Clinton, USA) replies to VoI
22 Mar, 2012 10:50 PM
VoI "I would not be surprised if Sri Lanka was back-stabbed by China some day soon!" Sri Lanka has already been stabbed in the back by New Delhi and allying with China at this stage is a basic necessity. Google "Sri Lanka civil war India's role and go to the "Wikipedia". India is not innocent.
Holy Warrior (India)
22 Mar, 2012 04:32 PM
Bcoz of tamil jokers,now China will give trouble to India from south.Shamless tamils kill innocent people with suicide bombing and now these janitors are crying about human rights.
Muthu (Chennai) replies to Holy Warrior
22 Mar, 2012 05:14 PM
Mr Holy Warrior what about Arunachal pradesh, kashmir, bhutan and etc...How come china give trouble to india. India having biggest naval in this world. If you have fear on small country how can you save 120 crore people.
Sanjiv Chand (Delhi)
22 Mar, 2012 04:34 PM
China support was very much on cards and expected as it want to get an entry into the island. Problem for India as being surrounded by China from all directions: West - Pakistan, North - Nepal, South - Sri Lanka and may soon get in Mynmar/Bangladesh
22 Mar, 2012 04:38 PM
Why China Back on Srilanka. Chienese String of Pearls action against India dominating Gwadar Naval Base & Surveillance Facilities in Pakistan, Hanbantota Container Port in Sri Lanka, Chittagong Port Facility Myanmar & The Thai Canal (formerly known as Kra Canal or Kra Isthmus Canal) in Thailand. It's very danger to india that Srilanka may occupied by China. they try to control india and dominating Indian Ocean for Oil, Trade and container transport in Indian Ocean.
Arpit (India) replies to Muthu
22 Mar, 2012 05:07 PM
Getting more influence over Sri Lanka is just a minor reason. They just don't want to give US a chance to pass a similar resolution against China......
sridhar kondoji (Hyderabad) replies to Muthu
22 Mar, 2012 04:46 PM
Ignoring all conspiracy theories like String of pearls etc, the chinese stands reasonable on not interfering in internal affairs of other countries. By taking this approach, China has checkmated India and now is more closer to Sri Lanka. India should have remained neutral or at best sided with Sri lanka. LTTE is a dreaded force and they met their natural end. However Sri Lankan forces have committed excesses and to resolve that consultations would have served the purpose than UN resolutions forcing Sri Lanka to probe war crimes. India is now in a fix.
22 Mar, 2012 04:39 PM
We have lost a friend in SriLanka to an enemy in China. Hail Congress! I dont know how much more are they going to destroy the country.
The_Observer (Melbourne, Australia)
22 Mar, 2012 04:39 PM
The Chinese statement is almost word for word the same as that used numerous times by the US delegates when they veto any UN Security Council resolution against Israel :-)
22 Mar, 2012 04:50 PM
US SUMMITED RESOLUTION AT JENEVA GOT 24 VOTES.15 VOTES AGAINST.8 COUNTRIES DID NOT VOTE.INDIA VATED AGAINST LANKA.
Muthamizh (Chennai) replies to reporter
22 Mar, 2012 05:02 PM
If even India didn't support the resolution also will get succeed. Because india know. Cunning decision taken by India.
Amy (Bangalore, India)
22 Mar, 2012 04:51 PM
China did a right thing. Its always wise to support ur neighbors. Since at bad times it wont flex muscles rather be neutral to u. Indian regional party's like AIADMK shud undrstand that country is over all issues. And ruling party shud take the correct stance without fearing to these blackmailers.
yma (TN) replies to Amy
22 Mar, 2012 07:15 PM
The country is over all issues? Do you even know what the issue is? how can you approve that the entire country is over it? India is the only country i can think of which will leave its own citizens pleas and suck up to another country. and its because of spineless cowards like you.. Go live in Jaffna for a week and post the same...
22 Mar, 2012 04:51 PM
I could see how naive people here are. Indo China war: Srilanka supported China Ino Pak war: Srilanka supported Pak This incident of voting against srilanka is only to save an image in fornt of the rest of the world. Otherwise India still and trying to help and support Srilanka to hide a genocide is a crime. I am ashamed as an Indian and for the values that my country is known for.
Muthamizh (Chennai) replies to Shankar
22 Mar, 2012 04:59 PM
Yes absolutely Srilanka allow to land pakistan aircraft to fill fuel. Lanka stands against india when indo-china war happened
Singh (India ) replies to Shankar
22 Mar, 2012 05:12 PM
Yes man we have to be really ashamed about the way Indian's killed 1000’s of innocent Sikh's & Muslims..I don't bother about other countries but India 2did genocide so how can we penalize other countries
Jugnu Rana (NYC) replies to Singh
22 Mar, 2012 07:05 PM
OF Course YOU Care About Sikhs Being Burnt By Congress You Are Sikh Do Not Say India Killed Them Congress Killed Them Many Indian People And Hindus in Delhi Many Were Trying To Save The Sikhs In Delhi Do Not Blame A Nation For That Corrupt Congress
Singh replies to Jugnu Rana
22 Mar, 2012 07:26 PM
oh so that means Congress is not part of India? Congress members r not Indian's??..stop ur nonsense..truth Is Indians killed 10000’s of our Sikh brother & sisters.& also Muslims .if we go by ur argument we can also say Sri Lankan government only went against terrorism then Y r we blaming them…When we have blood in our own hands we can’t penalize others
22 Mar, 2012 05:02 PM
Chinese ammunition killed many innocent Tamils so has the Kfir fighters jets provided by Israel. The reward is more contracts given to China by the blood soaked SriLanka armed forces and the President Tamil lives are cheap. Hope sanctions are brought against Sri Lanka and the war graves are dug and exposed If Bosnia , Cambodia war graves are exposed it is about time Sri Lanka war crimes are exposed and those responsible brought to justice. Hope USA leads the investigation
22 Mar, 2012 05:03 PM
India is the most stupidest country in the world, while the willy country China won a trump card. India lost and China won. At the least, India should have abstained, thus keeping good relations with our neighbour, and not please the rascal USA and the West. What does the USA gives India for supporting all its policies, just kick in the arse, like the latest sanctions to be imposed on India, on the oil issue with Iran.The biggest and unfathomable violater of human rights is the USA, the hypocritecal country. If Hiroshima and Nagasaki are brushed under the carpet, then the past inciddence of SL which is nowhere to USA's actions during the 2nd WW, should be put to rest. This is hypocraciy of the worst kind.
Ramesh Raghuvanshi (pune)
22 Mar, 2012 05:08 PM
India increased another enemy in his basket.Prabhakaran was not saint he also violated human right law .Government bend before DMK for to save her Gaddhi.
Mansakchi (Tamilnadu) replies to Ramesh Raghuvanshi
22 Mar, 2012 06:18 PM
Ramesh, U and u r family should be sent to jaffna for a week, then u'll know what it is.. sitting in pune and commenting won't work brother.. if u humanity, think and post.. Sick of people like u..
Tamilan (Chennai) replies to Mansakchi
22 Mar, 2012 06:52 PM
Well said.. guys like these will comment just for the sake of commenting. They have no clue whats going on there..
22 Mar, 2012 05:17 PM
Our foreign policy leaves ALOT to be desired. We've played into the hands of our enemies. China has strongly backed SriLanka while India sided with the USA. The same USA which is threatening us with Sanctions if we do not reduce imports from Iran. The same USA which openly provides arms to Pakistan. While I am no fan of the Chinese (infact exactly the opposite) I think our leaders need a quick education in negotiations. We cannot keep agreeing with the Americans and get absolutely nothing in return.
A number of countries were 'exempted' from reducing imports from Iran(including Japan), and India could have negotiated to be on this list. The way I see it, the congress has managed to do the following for India: (1) Anger SriLanka and push them towards China (2) Potentially reduce imports from Iran, thereby buy crude at a higher rate (3) Invite Sanctions from America if we do not reduce imports from Iran (4) Invite American wrath for siding with Iran, invite SriLankan wrath for siding with America, and maintain China and Pakistan as potent enemies, while politicians continue to loot the nation and play petty politics.
Ram (US) replies to Nick
22 Mar, 2012 05:48 PM
I think India voted to please the Tamils and Tamil parties in India and NOT for USA.
The_Observer (Melbourne, Australia) replies to Nick
22 Mar, 2012 05:30 PM
I have to agree with your analysis. It is pointless for India to have voted for the resolution when they knew the Chinese would veto it. Trying to please Americans who don't think twice about India or Indians is a losing proposition. I should know as I lived in the USA for 15 years.
22 Mar, 2012 05:31 PM
As someone from Tamil Nadu, I was getting emotional about this, but then I realized that this is purely politics played by the international community, because humans are such a cold-heart'ed species. We are all born selfish and our judgement is always biased by our circumstances. That said, I am so happy that India is a democracy and the Tamil Nadu MPs were able to exert pressure on Congress to do the right thing. Tamils now have to think of some way to find leverage on China.
Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha (Clinton, USA) replies to fromTN
22 Mar, 2012 11:38 PM
from TN. "Tamils now have to think of some way to find leverage on China." really? & how can that happen? Tamil Nadu is part of India and the Sri Lankan Tamils do not control Sri Lanka, the Singhalese Buddhists do. If Beijing wants access to the Indian Ocean she will have to approach Rajapakse not some Tamil idiot.
Karthik (Germany) replies to Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
23 Mar, 2012 01:32 AM
LOL!!! I just pity you Mr.Bernard Wijeyasingha, you are feeling so happy that China voted in favour of Srilanka without even realising what their real intentions are. Keep celebrating your friendship with China till the day you realize that Srilanka has actually become its puppet.
Rai Yang pitang chhu (Nepal now-Oxford) replies to Karthik
23 Mar, 2012 08:52 PM
Mr Karthik,it is better to super power poppet China than super begger poppet India.Sri Lankan leader r smarter than idiot Nepali leader who r India's poppet.
22 Mar, 2012 05:33 PM
what message has india sent to the terrorists its ok to kill innocent people, when sri lanks defended its country and ended terrorsim which inida is unable to do the indians are going against the sri lankans what a shame on india and victory for the terrorists
made in India (gujarat)
22 Mar, 2012 05:37 PM
i want to say brothers please do not use made in china products. use only made in India.and vote BJP.
22 Mar, 2012 05:40 PM
We need to have atleast one friendly neighbour. C'mon why can't we understand this. I know this was done to appease our Tamil friends and this is the right thing to do but we need to also understand the politics of the region and china is waiting for an oppurtunity here. I think we should then suppot T-i-bet liberation
22 Mar, 2012 05:44 PM
This is China's dirty game since India favor the UN resolution, and I am sure Pakistan will follow the same as China did.
No Nonsense (Hyderabad)
22 Mar, 2012 05:47 PM
So keeping Tamil Nadu happy is more important than safeguarding our national interest. Really ashamed of this selfish and spineless government. Tamil Nadu govt should be even more ashamed for keeping self-interest before nations interest.
True Indian (True Indian) replies to No Nonsense
22 Mar, 2012 07:03 PM
True mate..wake up Indians..toiletnadu’s r jealous about SL because Tamils r not the main race in all the countries they live. toiletnadu’s dreamed to get a country for them in Sri Lanka, their dreams was spoiled when SL army went against terrorism..Now Toiletnadu don’t have any option. so they r trying to fool the Indian government..India what we did is wrong. we must support SL without listening to toiletnadu..we must give priority to India not to Toiletnadu ..its time to be Indian & not make decision by listing to a minor community like Toiletnadu
Tamilan (Chennai) replies to No Nonsense
22 Mar, 2012 05:57 PM
OK. whats the alternative? Sell TN to SL and ensure 'security' to the rest of India? thats rich. wow .. what about Sikkim? Arunachal pradesh? POK? im sure if they are let go, India will be the safest place on the planet. China and Pak will never disturb us...
No Nonsense replies to Tamilan
22 Mar, 2012 06:04 PM
Who said anything about selling any state to anyone? India could have voted for srilanka-keeping longterm interest in mind.
Tamilan replies to Abhilash
22 Mar, 2012 06:25 PM
True. very true. but our govt does not have a spine. what can we do? it needs to borrow some from the US ..
Mike Collins (U.S.A.)
22 Mar, 2012 10:03 PM
Many of India’s neighbors, including China, Bangladesh and Maldives, and Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia were among the countries that voted against the resolution which asked the Sri Lankan government to implement the constructive recommendations of the LLRC. India voted with countries like Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay and the US. This article, written by PTI, mentions only China. Why?
Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha (Clinton, USA)
22 Mar, 2012 10:46 PM
To quote the article: "Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie who met him said China will continue to support Sri Lanka's efforts in safeguarding state independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and realising social and economic development." or in other words will become Sri Lanka's ally in almost all areas of concern expecting from Sri Lanka to fulfill the wishes of China. Now that India has bowed to Tamil pressure while ignoring her own security China and Sri Lanka will not waste a moment to take advantage of this golden opportunity. Thank you India for stabbing yourself.
Observer (Myanmar) replies to Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
23 Mar, 2012 03:55 AM
China is always fair in her approach to problems, no licking boots or bullying.
23 Mar, 2012 12:25 AM
china helps sinhalese to make sri lanka as a strongpoint against india! China does not tolerate the growth of india! and most indians do not even understand, but anyways I'm happy to see what India did today! I'm proud of them! They showd humanity!
Scratchmyhead (Berne) replies to tamil
23 Mar, 2012 03:52 AM
If you proud of india, why you in Switzerland ?