China has hit out at comments by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on its stance on Syria.
A foreign ministry spokesman called the comments unacceptable, and the official Communist Party newspaper described the criticism as "super arrogant".
Mrs Clinton on Friday called China and Russia's veto of a UN resolution on Syria "despicable".
The Chinese criticism came a day after Syria held a national referendum on a new constitution, amid violent unrest.
The referendum calls for a multi-party parliamentary election within three months. The opposition has dismissed Sunday's vote as a farce, as at least 30 more deaths were reported around the country.
Ms Clinton made her remarks at the Friends of Syria conference in Tunisia, a meeting of diplomats boycotted by China and Russia that sought an end to the crisis.
The US Secretary of State said it was "quite dist
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