- Apr 17, 2009
China is ballistics over the West's attempt to what it feels 'regime change'.China accuses West of hindering Syria peace efforts, repeats call for non-military solution
BEIJING — China said Saturday that the West should be blamed for obstructing a diplomatic and political solution to Syria's crisis because it advocated regime change, dismissing criticism by the United States and others that China and Russia have hindered peace efforts.
China and Russia have repeatedly used their veto power at the U.N. Security Council to block strong Western- and Arab-backed action against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Moscow is a key ally of Assad, and China cites its stance against military intervention.On Saturday, China said it voted in the true interest of the Syrian people, and, in its strongest rhetoric so far regarding the civil war, accused Western nations of sabotaging peace efforts by advocating regime change."The countries with such acts and remarks should rethink what role they have played and who indeed has been the obstacle in resolving the Syrian crisis," Long told a news conference, arranged unusually with just a few hours' notice.Western nations' stance on Syria is driven by their geo-political interest while China has no ulterior motive but respects the will of the Syrian people in deciding the country's future, another foreign ministry official, Wang Kejian, a deputy director of north African and west Asian affairs, told reporters.China accuses West of hindering Syria peace efforts, repeats call for non-military solution - The Washington PostThe news conference followed a written statement by the ministry that said criticisms of China by some Western nations are contrary to the facts and ill-intended.
Is what is happening in Syria a West sponsored activity or is it a genuine uprising.
It is understandable that China would be against all uprising since it has two troubled regions in its own country that are also tinderboxes requiring a mere spark.
However, China should not forget that before accusing the West, it needs to ponder about the assistance given to uprising elsewhere, even if they pretend to be holier than thou!