On February 6, 2012, Huanqiu (the Chinese edition of Global Times) published an article about China’s UN Veto on Syria titled, “China Should Vote Whatever Is on Our Mind.” According to the article, China has acted “tough” in the last two years because China, as a rising nation, has a sense of crisis. U.S. Senator John McCain recently said in Munich (on February 4, 2012, at the 48th Munich Security Conference, to Zhang Zhijun, China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs) that the Arab Spring will spread to China. China is now worried that the U.S. may adopt “Overthrowing the Chinese Regime” as America’s No. 1 goal and fundamental diplomatic policy. In the UN Council, as all parties were forcing China to speak out, and China did have something to say, China just voted according to what was on our mind. If China did not speak out what was on our mind, there might be more trouble.
Source: Huanqiu, February 6, 2012