China supports an independent, objective, just and professional investigation into the alleged chemical weapons use in Syria to determine what happened as soon as possible, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry also said the solution to the crisis in Syria must be a political solution.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in an official statement, said that some western countries are considering the possibility of military action against Syria while the only solution is political.
Wang Yi said all sides must deal with the chemical weapons issue carefully in order to prevent any tampering of efforts to resolve the crisis via political settlement.
He called for caution and to avoid any intervention in Syria, stressing that the priority must be to hold the international conference in Geneva to resolve the crisis.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer