外文标题：China warns against US air strikes on Syria
BEIJING: China has warned the United States against air strikes on Syria and hinted that it would veto any such move at the Security Council.
"External military intervention contravenes the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and the basic norms of international relations, and will add to the turmoil in the Middle East," said foreign minister Wang Yi on Thursday.
In a statement published in the foreign ministry's website, Wang said, "China calls on all parties concerned to exercise restraint and calmness, adhering to the right track of political solution."
Chinese government experts suggested that the Syrian government may not have used chemical weapons as alleged by the US. They pointed at errors made by US intelligence when it said Iraq possessed nuclear weapons in 2003 before invading it, and later found there was none.
"Who used the chemical weapons in Syria isn't clear," said Li Wei, director of the Beijing-based Institute of Security and Arms Control Studies on Thursday.
The Chinese official media also drummed up support for the government's stand and suggested that the Syrian government was being wrongly targeted by the US.
"Turning Syria into another Libya or even Iraq is the last thing people around the world want to see," commented Beijing-based China Daily. "Before the crisis takes a turn for the worse, it is time the US learned from its past mistakes."
Kenji Nj (India)
China and Russia should be remove from UNSC.
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Pacific Rim (Ladakh,China) replies to Kenji Nj
you are not even a member of UNSC. lol
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vishal (Location) replies to Kenji Nj
Don't be such a sour grape, it's ok , you have your white master in there to represent India...that's ok no?
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China is nothing but all bs! It's biggest market is the US, so it is in its own interest to leave the US alone! Having said this, I don't think it is in America's best interest to get too deeply involved in Syria! Let the Sunnis and the Shias fight it out. Then go deal with the clear victor.
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Morgan (Australia) replies to rafique
Actually it's biggest market is it's own domestic market, it's largest foreign market is the EU.
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Pacific Rim (Ladakh,China)
Who will be the next target? i think it's Egypt
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Concerned Indian ()
All countries are raising their concerns against US conducting military action in Syria. Where does India stand on this ? I hope the US tactics fail miserably and I support all the countries that are against their propaganda.
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Des (overseas )
Only talk why not send the Chinese navy to the Mediterranean .
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rachit59 (New delhi)
US only targeting those country where petroleum scope is more..............
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US needs Crude oil from Syria, as they have extracted everything from Afghanistan now they are running short so this is there best chance.
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Intervene or not intervene it is still the same for US .... they will control the world economy and oil business. ?.... the problem is will international communities happy to see people of Syria choping and killing one another.....?
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Vijay (Mumbai )
If USA and UK has decided to attack Syria they will surely go ahead...... China and Russia cannot do anything ........just the way they could not do anything to prevent attack on Iraq and Libya..... USA AND UK are the real terrorists ..
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Sadly, regardless of what the Russian and the Chinese say or do in this case, it's not going to make any difference. When Uncle Sam says "Assad must go", just like Saddam and Gaddafi before him - Assad will be gone...sooner or later!
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