China blasts US statement on 'Tiananmen incident'
Updated: 2006-06-07 10:55
China opposes the United States's rude interference into China's internal
affairs by issuing a statement on the 1989 "Tiananmen incident", Chinese Foreign
Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said on Wednesday.
"The U.S. statement
is a groundless criticism and attack on China," Liu Jianchao said in a
The U.S. State Department spokesman
Sean McCormack on Sunday issued a statement on the "Tiananmen incident". The statement urged China to
provide a "full accounting" of the incident.
"China has already had a
clear-cut conclusion on the political disturbance that took place in China at
the end of the 1980's," Liu said.
Over the past years, China has
witnessed social stability and economic growth, achieved important progresses in
building democracy and legal system, Liu said.
"The Chinese people enjoy
all the human rights and freedom in line with the law," the spokesman said,
adding the Chinese government and people will unswervingly pursue the path of
building socialism with Chinese characteristics.
"China is strongly
dissatisfied with and resolutely opposes the U.S. statement on 'Tiananmen
incident', which severely violates the basic norms guiding international
relations and wantonly interferes into China's internal affairs," Liu said.
The spokesman asked the United States to seriously think about and
reflect on how to deal with its own severe violation of human rights within and
out of the United States.