China says Syria crisis can't be resolved with military strike

US President Barack Obama (left), China's President Xi Jinping (right) and members of their delegations attend their bilateral meeting at the G-20 Summit on Friday, Sept 6, 2013 in St Petersburg, Russia. Mr Xi told Mr Obama on Friday that the cr
US President Barack Obama (left), China's President Xi Jinping (right) and members of their delegations attend their bilateral meeting at the G-20 Summit on Friday, Sept 6, 2013 in St Petersburg, Russia. Mr Xi told Mr Obama on Friday that the crisis in Syria should be resolved through a political solution and not a military strike, state news agency Xinhua has reported. -- PHOTO: AP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told his United States counterpart Barack Obama on Friday that the crisis in Syria should be resolved through a political solution and not a military strike, state news agency Xinhua has reported.

"A political solution is the only right way out for the Syrian crisis, and a military strike cannot solve the problem from the root," Xinhua quoted Mr Xi as saying at a meeting with Mr Obama on the sidelines of a G-20 summit in St Petersburg in Russia. "We expect certain countries to have a second thought before action."