BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- China said on Friday that its stance on the violence in Syria will "withstand the test of history."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remarks at a regular press briefing.
China's opposition to a draft resolution on Syria at the UN General Assembly was given the proper consideration and was already explained by China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Wang Min on Thursday.
China opposes armed intervention or forcing a so-called "regime change" in Syria, Wang said after casting a vote against the resolution.
The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution supporting a political transition in Syria and calling for the appointment of a UN special envoy to the Middle Eastern country.
The draft resolution, which was drawn up by Saudi Arabia and introduced to the General Assembly by Egypt, was adopted with a vote of 137-12, with 17 abstentions.
"We have repeatedly expressed China's position on the Syrian issue. China has no intention of offering asylum or patronage to anyone," Liu said.
Liu said China's stance not only focuses on addressing the current difficulties in Syria, but also features a long-term perspective on preserving the purpose and principles of the UN Charter and relevant international norms.