No China Veto of Libya Action -- What It Means

“Although China has expressed regret over the international attacks on Libya, its willingness to not veto the U.N. resolution authorizing them represents a potential creeping step forward in China’s willingness at least acquiesce to internationally authorized violations of state sovereignty. Given that China’s defense of absolute state sovereignty has threatened the viability of concerted global action in many different contexts, this is a big deal,” says Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl.

Jamie is in New York. To arrange an interview, contact the Asia Society communications department at 212-327-9271 or