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China says Syria's fate in hands of Syrian people

(People's Daily Online)

09:38, November 15, 2012

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference on November 14, 2012. (Photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)

BEIJING, Nov. 14 (People's Daily Online) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei reiterated on Wednesday that Syria's fate should be decided by its people.

Hong's comments came after the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces was formed on Sunday in Doha, Qatar. It has been acknowledged by some countries, including France.

The new coalition includes opposition groups outside of Syria as well as activists inside the country and rebel commanders.

"A political interim process led by the Syrian people should start soon, to realize a fair, peaceful and appropriate solution of the Syrian issue," Hong said at a regular press conference.

He added that China will continue to maintain contact and communication with all relevant parties of Syria.

According to an agreement reached by the exiled opposition parties, once the new coalition wins international recognition, it will form an interim government in exile and call for a national conference if the Syrian current administration is ousted.

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