“What right does he have to distort the position of other countries? The Security Council is a solemn forum. It is not a place where groundless attacks can be made on other countries’ positions,” Liu said Monday.
He added: “I would like to request the UK representative to put an end to such practice of poisoning the atmosphere of the Security Council and abusing the solemn forum of the Council. This is not the first time that he did this, and I hope that such actions will not be repeated in the future.”
Liu claimed that China’s position on the Syrian conflict had been misrepresented.
UK Ambassador Matthew Rycroft expressed surprise over China’s “no” vote, saying Beijing acted “not because of the lack of consultations but because of their long-standing misplaced faith in a despot who has killed nearly half a million of his own people” – a reference to Syria’s President Bashar Assad.