All parties must "immediately cease fire and resolve issues through peaceful means," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regularly scheduled news conference, citing unconfirmed reports that the airstrikes had caused civilian deaths. China called on Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire in Libya where the U.S. and European nations have launched punishing airstrikes to enforce a U.N. nofly zone. All parties must immediately cease fire and resolve issues through peaceful means, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regularly scheduled news conference, citing unconfirmed reports that the airstrikes had caused civilian deaths. China was one of five countries that abstained from last weeks vote on the U.N. resolution to allow all necessary measures to stop Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafis assault on rebelheld towns. It was approved with the backing of the United States, France and Britain.