`Serious reservations` about UN resolution: China
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Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2011, 15:15
Beijing: China says it has "serious reservations" about a United Nations resolution authorising a no-fly zone over Libya and military action to protect civilians against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that China opposes using military force in international relations.

The ministry says China has consistently stressed respect for Libya's sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity and that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue.

China was among five countries that abstained from Thursday's vote on the UN resolution to allow "all necessary measures" to stop Gaddafi. It was approved with the backing of the United States, France and Britain.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 15:15

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