Attack on Syria would hurt world economy

Updated: 2013-09-05 20:52

By Fu Jing in St Petersburg (

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A Chinese official has warned that a US military attack against Syria would bring "negative" consequences toward the sagging global economy.

"If there is such attack, I am afraid it will bring negative consequences toward global economic growth," Zhu Guangyao, vice-minister of finance, said at a news conference prior to the opening of the G20 St Petersburg Summit, which is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Zhu said China is concerned that the attack may push global oil prices high, which will slow global economic growth.

China hopes the Syria problem can be solved via the channels of United Nations and other diplomatic channels, Zhu said.



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