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China opposes armed intervention in Syria: official

(Xinhua)

08:50, February 17, 2012

BEIJIJNG, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- China does not approve of armed intervention or forcing a so-called "regime change" in Syria, Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said Thursday.

Zhai made the remark at a press conference addressing the Syrian situation.

"China condemns all acts of violence against innocent civilians," he said.

"We urge the Syrian government and all of its political parties to immediately and fully end all acts of violence and quickly restore stability and normal social order," Zhai said.

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