China on Thursday called on related parties in Fiji to work to solve
differences and restore stability, following a coup in the island nation earlier
in the week.
"We are closely following developments in Fiji, and hope that related parties
can find a way to appropriately solve differences and problems, and realize
stability," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a regular press
Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama ousted democratically elected Prime
Minister Laisenia Qarase on Tuesday and has declared a state of emergency.
In response to the coup, the United States announced a halt in its aid to the
country, while Australia and New Zealand said they were imposing a wide range of