China: EU draft UN resolution on Syria could hurt stability

BEIJING - China warned on Tuesday that a European draft resolution asking the UN Security Council to condemn Syria would not defuse tension in the region, suggesting Beijing could block it if it is submitted for a vote.
Britain, France, Germany and Portugal circulated the draft resolution, which is supported by the United States, to the 15-nation council last week.
Veto powers Russia and China and four other non-permanent members have voiced concern about the draft, which rebukes Syria for its bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters.
"The stability of Syria has a bearing on the stability of the whole region," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular news briefing.
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