China opposes outside armed intervention in Syria

China has expressed firm opposition to "any attempt to forcibly promote regime change" in Syria.

New York: China has expressed firm opposition to "outside armed intervention" in Syria or "any attempt to forcibly promote regime change" in the Middle East country, Xinhua reported.

Speaking at a UN General Assembly session on Thursday on Syria`s current situation, Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the UN, in a statement conveyed China`s opposition over forcible regime change.

"We resolutely oppose the solutions to the Syrian crisis through outside armed intervention or any attempt to forcibly promote regime change," Li said.

"China stands ready to play its positive and constructive role in finding an early peaceful and proper solution to the Syrian question."

The UN General Assembly met here for a briefing by Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria.

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