BEIJING, Feb.14 (Xinhua) -- China said Thursday it
exerts positive efforts to resolve Darfur issue, and that linking the issue to
the Olympic Games will not help and is against the Olympic Spirit that separates
sports from politics.
"We noticed recent discussions and acts on China's
stance on Darfur issue. According to my knowledge, some are out of the concerns
over the situation there, but others tried to link the issue with China's policy
on Sudan and Beijing Olympic Games," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao
told a regular press conference.
"It is understandable if they do not understand the
Chinese government policy on Darfur," said Liu. "But if they are politically
motivated, we will not accept."
Liu said China has made unremitting efforts to
resolve the Darfur issue, a fact that is obvious to anyone in the international
community that is not biased against China.
China helped push forward Sudanese government,
African Union and United Nations reaching consensus on sending hybrid force to
"This did not come easily and our efforts have been
recognized by the international community," Liu said.
In order to improve the humanitarian situation in
Darfur, China have provided material assistance worth 80 million RMB (11 million
U.S. dollars) to Darfur, 1.8 million U.S. dollars aid to African Union, and
500,000 U.S. dollars donation to the U.N. fund for solving Darfur issue.
China has promised to send a 315-strong engineering
unit to Darfur. A 140-member advance troop is already in Darfur, and more will
be gradually deployed.
Besides, China's special representative on African
issue have visited Sudan three times since taking office last May.
Chinese enterprises in Sudan also provided many
assistance and constructed many projects there. According to Liu, in recent
years, Chinese companies had helped dig 46 wells, build 20 small-scale power
plants in Darfur and water supply projects in southern and northern Darfur
states, as well as provide teaching equipments.
"On the issue of Darfur, empty rhetoric will not
help," Liu said. "What is most important is to do substantial things to promote
peace process there and alleviate the humanitarian crisis," he said, calling for
objective and just treatment on China's stance.
China to continue discussion with
Sudan on Darfur issue
BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's position on Darfur issue is very
clear, and its starting point is to push forward the reconciliation process in
the region so as to ease the humanitarian crisis and restore stability and
development in the region and help people there to get rid of the difficulties
in their life, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said here
Thursday. Full story
Linking Olympics with Darfur issue
BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The
practice of using the Olympic Games to hype political issues such as
Darfur, is of apparent political intention, Foreign Ministry spokesperson
Jiang Yu told a routine press conference. "Such practice violates the Olympic
spirit and principle, and will never succeed."
China is firmly opposed to those persons or organizations
who hype particular issues in the name of the Olympics, said Jiang in response
to the question that whether China would put more pressure on Sudan as someone
considered China's continued support for the regime in Sudan could tarnish the
Olympics. Full story
China, Britain agree on multi-party
negotiations for peace in
BEIJING, Jan. 18
(Xinhua) -- China and Britain agreed that the role of the consultation
mechanism, involving the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the
Sudanese government as the main channel for solving the Darfur issue, should
continue to promote UN-AU hybrid actions and the political progress in Darfur.