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China protests to Libya after embassy stormed


08:26, February 08, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- China has lodged representations with the Libyan side over its embassy in Tripoli being stormed by protestors on Monday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

"China expressed grave concerns over the attack on the Chinese embassy in Libya," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin at a regular press conference.

According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the host country has the responsibility to protect diplomats and properties of foreign missions from intrusion, said Liu.

"We urge the Libyan side to adopt effective measures to prevent similar incidents from happening again and secure the safety of Chinese citizens and agencies in Libya," he said.

Liu said the Libyan side had apologized for the incident and promised to strengthen security around the Chinese embassy in Tripoli.


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ASEAN at 2012-02-15220.255.2.*
@ Craig (60.251.192 ) Excuse me ? China sponsoring genocides in Syria with 5,000 dead ? You must be out of your mind ! You forgotten about US government lying to the world of Iraq possess of Weapon of Mass Destruction and with this lie caused 1,455,000 innocent Iraqi being killed by US bombings. So what are you talking about ? Can you see the difference in figures of 5,000 dead ( by protestors ) against 1,455,000 war dead ? Please, post something that is transparent and with facts.
ASEAN at 2012-02-14220.255.1.*
@Craig. The easiest way for US to prevent a repeat of the 911 incident is for the US to stop killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people in middle east and to stop dropping bombs from the fighter jets and drones. By doing so, you have cause misery to millions of people in middle east. This is beyond insanity.
Craig at 2012-02-1360.251.192.*
The easiest way for China to kep their embassy safe is to stop sponsoring genocides such as the current one in Syria. 5,000 dead...this is beyond insanity.
Tracker at 2012-02-08122.107.87.*
@HuaQiao, USA, UK, France and Spain went way beyond the scope of the UN resolution (including actively participating in the murder of a Sovereign State Leader which absolutely disgusted me). I believe both China and Russia raised concerns about this but the damage and events had already been put in place and could not be turned back. Irrespective, whatever disagreement one may have with ANY country in the world, violently invading a diplomatic mission is not acceptable and foreign diplomats and staff should be given the utmost protection and respect by the host country. This is accepted by all civilized cultures and goes beyond politics, ideology, culture, ethics, morals and religion.
helen at 2012-02-08203.82.82.*
Thia appears to be the work of the that Washington Witch at the US State Department and the CIA - deliberately instigated after the double veto on Syria by Russia and China.The situation in Libya is not normalised yet. Look at Egypt and the growing resentment against the US supported Egyptian military and the US NGOs in Cairo. The Islamic parties are not stupid and are just bidding their time ....As long as China and Russia are consistent in their policies then there is nothing to be afraid of. The truth will finally emerges. The World of Nations expect them to be responsible members of the UNSC to prevent more US unprovoked military invasions targeted against small sovereign nations. This is in addition to the US on-going agenda against China and Russia.The US treats both Russia and China as enemies to be annihilated and yet many leaders are still in slumber and suffering from self created inferiority complexes. This is unacceptable to both the Chinese and the Russian peoples!

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