05 Jun '11, 2am
China urges 'democracy in international relations'
Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie speaks on international security cooperation at the annual Asia-Pacific forum in Singapore. -- PHOTO: AFP SINGAPORE - CHINESE Defence Minister Liang Guanglie called on Sunday for 'democracy in international relations' and warned against security alliances directed at particular countries. He told a security forum in Singapore that 'only by advocating democracy in international relations and respecting each other's core interests and major concerns' could the Asia-Pacific region 'truly find its lasting peace, harmony and stability'. -- AFP