China calls US critique on Syria “super arrogant”
China has hit out at comments by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on its stance on Syria.
A foreign ministry spokesman called the comments unacceptable, and the official Communist Party newspaper described the criticism as “super arrogant”.
Mrs Clinton on Friday called China and Russia’s veto of a UN resolution on Syria “despicable”.
The Chinese criticism came a day after Syria held a national referendum on a new constitution, amid violent unrest.
The referendum calls for a multi-party parliamentary election within three months. The opposition has dismissed Sunday’s vote as a farce, as at least 30 more deaths were reported around the country. (Continue story)