China condemns violence in Syria

China condemns a deadly blast at a Syrian campus and calls on all parties to cease fire immediately, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

“China condemns all violence against civilians, and is deeply saddened by the large civilian casualty caused by the blast at Allepo University,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press conference.

The campus explosion on Tuesday killed at least 80 people and left more than 160 wounded. Both the Syrian government and the opposition have blamed each other for the incident.

“Once again China urges the Syrian government and the opposition to end the violence immediately, protect civilians, follow the consensus of the Action Group Geneva Communique, push forward the Syrian-led political transition, and restore peace and stability in the country at an early date,” Hong said.

Xinhua