On August 29, 2011, Study Times, a newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Party School, published an article about Libya. When talking about the reasons why Gaddafi fell, the article stated, “Gaddafi did not hold high the banner of national sovereignty and nationalism and failed to effectively develop a strong nationalist sentiment among the people. In the end, he became a loner with no way to escape.”
As for the Libyan rebels, the article stated that many of the leaders are former high officials from Gaddafi’s government; it is uncertain whether they really want to push forward on reforming the system without fighting for their personal political interests and whether they can withstand the pressure from receiving political spoils from the West.
Source: Study Times, August 29, 2011