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BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - China said it was "concerned" about Russia's volatile quarrel with Georgia after Moscow recognised the disputed regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent entities.
Beijing has avoided extensive public comment on the dispute between Russia and Georgia, which burst into a brief war over South Ossetia and has stoked tensions between Moscow and the West.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing that South Ossetia would probably be discussed. But with most SCO members facing separatist rebellions of their own, outright support for Moscow's actions is seen as unlikely.
"China, which has own separatists, will be the biggest problem," said Alexei Mukhin, head of the Centre of Political Information think-tank. "The recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is unacceptable for Beijing."
Originally posted by mopusvindictus
I'm saying all along and when the time comes you heard it from ol Mopus first.
China is going to end up in a military alliance with the US, secretly and quietly already is.
Originally posted by pexx421
um, im thinkin that kosovo was an instance of a violent minority (of foreigners) claiming part of a land that wasnt theirs by historical priority. Georgia was an aggressive country (georgia for those that dont know) attacking two independent lands that have been soveriegn de facto since the 90's, and most citizens have russian citizenship, and russia intervened AFTER another country posted news reports of ethnic cleansing. So, no, i dont think russia is following in kosovo's footsteps. And yes, i know some out there will debate the charges of ossetia's independence or of the ethnic cleansing, but it still remains that the georgians invaded under a ceasefire, and started massacreing civilians, and russia intervened. Thats nothing like kosovo, and could only be compared to south america invading mexico, and us going in to save the mexicans.