China's Foreign Ministry says it is worried about Chinese citizens and businesses in Libya and hopes the country can restore social stability as soon as possible.

Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told reporters at a regular news briefing Tuesday that some Chinese citizens have been injured amid the unrest and businesses damaged.

Ma said China hopes Libya can "restore social stability and normalcy as soon as possible and spare no effort to protect the safety of Chinese people, organizations and assets in Libya."

Ma also called for an investigation into the attacks on Chinese interests and punishment of those involved.