Beijing • China is urging the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month's chemical weapons attack against civilians.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that Washington had briefed Beijing over the matter. Hong said China was highly concerned about any use of chemical weapons.
But he said China opposed the U.S. acting alone. Hong said any response must conform to the U.N. Charter and the basic principles underlying international relations.