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China's official newspapers on Monday stepped up Beijing's opposition to Western air attacks on Libya, accusing nations backing the strikes of breaking international rules and courting new turmoil in the Middle East
China's strongest condemnation yet of assaults on the forces of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared in the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, and showed how the conflict could become a fresh point of contention between Beijing and Washington
The paper accused the United States and its allies of violating international rules, although China had refrained from blocking the United Nations Security Council decision last week that effectively authorized the air attacks
The military attacks on Libya are, following on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the third time that some countries have launched armed action against sovereign countries,
"It should be seen that every time military means are used to address crises, that is a blow to the United Nations Charter and the rules of international relations
The commentary appeared under the penname of "Zhong Sheng," which in Chinese sounds like "Voice of the Center" or "Voice of China," suggesting it is reflecting high-level government views
Originally posted by catwhoknowsplusone
The attack on Libya is sanctioned by the UN.
I have never trusted the huge beast China.
Now you see their true colours - aligned with Libya against the western alliance, and against freedom.
Originally posted by letscit
just a question on this topic. if you where in charge of russia or china and there was another country just as big and as powerful as you. and this other country was undertaking nation building on your doorstep and crowding in on your resources, what would you do?
Originally posted by moosevernel
why didnt they veto it then..? did they want this to happen so they could gain more allies in the arab world by condemnig it after the fact? it was made very clear to everyone it would be a military operation beforehand so meh i think china are playing games tbh because if they really didnt want this to happen they woulod of vetoed it and so would russia