China on Thursday expressed its "strong
dissatisfaction and resolute opposition" to a resolution passed by the US House
of Representatives which urged China to press Sudan on the Darfur issue.
"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," Chinese
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a written statement.
China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the
resolution and China has lodged a solemn representation to the United States,
It is well-known that the Chinese government has all along been making
unremitting efforts to work for a political solution of the Darfur issue and has
conducted effective exchanges and cooperation with parties concerned including
the US side, she said.
China attaches importance to humanitarian and security conditions of the
Darfur region: China has provided humanitarian material and financial aid to the
region and the African Union mission, appointed a special representative on
African affairs with an initial focus on the Darfur issue and decided to send an
engineering unit to participate in the peacekeeping missions of the region,
China's important contributions to helping resolve the issue are obvious to
all, the spokeswoman added.
She said that, out of political need, some people in the United States have
capitalized on the Darfur issue and attacked China out of thin air. It is
completely groundless and with ulterior motives, she said.
The US House of Representatives passed the resolution and sent wrong signals
to the outside world which is not conducive to the China-US cooperation on and
settlement of the Darfur issue, Jiang said.
China urged the US congress to view China's constructive role from an
objective and fair perspective and immediately stop its wrongdoing of making
political issues and groundless criticism of China, Jiang