China says concerned about Kyrgyzstan situation, hopes for stability

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it is highly concerned about the current situation in Kyrgyzstan and hopes the country can return to stability as soon as possible.

Opposition groups in the Central Asian nation, which borders China, took control of most of the government’s apparatus after storming buildings during post-election protests.

Some operations of foreign firms in the country have been attacked by unidentified groups, raising worries the country may descend into chaos.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that Beijing hopes all parties involved can appropriately resolve their issues via dialogue and that China supports policies its neighbour takes to safeguard its independence, security and sovereignty.

Reporting by Lew Yun Tian and Colin Qian; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Alex Richardson