Edited and translated by People's Daily Online
The bloody conflict in Syria has brought suffering to the Syrian people, and posed a severe challenge to the international community.
All acts of violence against innocent civilians should be condemned. The international community should make its stance clear, and take swift and effective action to immediately and fully end all acts of violence in Syria.
Rationality and calmness are definitely needed to accomplish the urgent task of ending bloody conflict in the country. Military intervention and forced regime change violate the Charter of the United Nations, and are not the right solution. They will not only complicate the Syrian crisis, but also break the basic norms governing international relations.
China has taken a responsible attitude towards the Syrian people, and made practical efforts to restore peace and stability in the Middle East, setting an example that other countries should follow.