US urged to stay out of China's affairs
Updated: 2012-05-03 08:09
By Xinhua (China Daily)
China on Wednesday urged the United States to stop misleading the public after US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a statement on taking a Chinese citizen via abnormal means into the US embassy in Beijing.
"What the US side should do now is stop misleading the public and making every excuse to shift responsibility and conceal its wrongdoing," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in response to a question about Clinton's statement. "Nor should it interfere in the domestic affairs of China."
Chen Guangcheng, a native of Yinan county in eastern China's Shandong province, entered the US embassy in Beijing in late April and left of his own volition after a six-day stay, according to the spokesman.
"(The US side) should learn from the incident in a serious and responsible attitude and reflect on its own policy and moves," Liu said, calling for the United States to "take necessary measures to prevent a similar incident from happening again and maintain the overall situation of China-US relations."
Earlier on Wednesday, Clinton said she was "pleased" the US side was able to "facilitate Chen Guangcheng's stay and departure from the US embassy in a way that reflected his choices and our values".
"The US embassy in Beijing has the obligation to observe relevant international laws and Chinese laws, and it should not do anything irrelevant to its function," Liu said, adding China will never accept the practice of the United States to interfere in China's internal affairs.