BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged
the French side to consider and reflect upon opinions and sentiments of
expressed by some Chinese people on the internet, noting there must reasons for
"Some Chinese people have expressed their opinions
and feelings recently. All these are by no means accidental, and the French side
need to ponder and reflect upon them," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu
told a press conference.
Jiang made the remarks when she was asked to comment
on netizens' call on the Internet urging the Chinese public to boycott French
goods following disruptions of the Olympic torch relay in Paris.
"I believe these people will abide by laws and
regulations in expressing their reasonable appeals," Jiang said.
As for China-France ties, Jiang said it needs both
sides' efforts to be friends. The Chinese cannot accept France promising to
value China-France ties on one hand, while witnessing occurrence of things
"incomprehensible and unacceptable" for Chinese people from time to time, she
"I hope the French side will give audience to the
Chinese people and take an objective, impartial stance on the recent issues,"
said Jiang, calling for respect for facts, making a clear distinction between
right and wrong and understanding and supporting the just stance and measures
taken by the Chinese government like the majority of countries in the world.
Jiang stressed that China attached great importance
to the strategic cooperative partnership with France.
"We hope various circles in France could cherish the
friendly ties with their real actions, and create favorable conditions and make
positive efforts and contributions for the further development of the ties, "she