BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) -- China has lodged stern representations with
the United States after the inauguration of a bronze memorial to "victims of
communist regimes" in Washington D.C., a Foreign Ministry spokesman said here on
"We resent and oppose the U.S. acts and comments and have lodged stern
representations with the U.S. side," said Qin when responding to a journalist's
Qin was asked to comment on the inauguration ceremony Tuesday of a
"monument to victims of communist regimes" launched by a U.S. foundation and
attended by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Qin said the world trend is in favor of peace, cooperation and development.
Different social systems should not reject each other but seek to learn from
"There are political forces in the United States that still think in 'cold
war' terms and seek to provoke conflicts between different ideologies and social
systems. But this runs counter to the trend of the times and is unpopular," Qin
"We ask the U.S. side to give up 'cold war' thinking and the practice of
making ideological judgments about other countries. The U.S. should stop
interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, do more to promote
dialogue and cooperation, and take concrete steps to safeguard the constructive
and cooperative ties that exist between China and the United States," said Qin.