China Attacks U.S. Congress Resolution on Darfur

8 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China Attacks U.S. Congress Resolution on Darfur</h1><p>June 8, 2007 (LPAC)--Responding strongly to the U.S. House of Representatives resolution on June 6 urging China to exert pressure on Sudan to resolve the Darfur crisis, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jinag Yu said the resolution wrongfully linked the issue to next year's Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to be held in China next year. The resolution, which is non-binding on U.S. foreign policy vis-à-vis China, passed 410-0, and urged China to to suspend all economic ties and military sales to Sudan until Sudan complies with the UN Security Council resolutions.</p><p>China is making massive preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics and the authorities are keen to show to the world how much China has advanced in recent years and the optimism that surrounds China at the present time.</p><p>China buys two-thirds of Sudan's oil exports and sells to it weapons and military aircrafts. "Disregarding China's constructive efforts over the Darfur issue, the resolution condemned China without reason, tries to link the issue with the Beijing Olympics and wantonly interfered into China's internal affairs," Jiang Yu pointed out.</p></div></body>