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Beijing lambasts Congress resolution

Agence France-Presse

Monday, May 31, 1999

BEIJING: The Central Government yesterday slammed a critical

resolution by the US Congress before the 10th anniversary of the

Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, saying it

incited "a new anti-China wave" and attempted to undermine national


Beijing's "immediate, correct, and resolute measures" to quell the

"disturbance" in 1989 maintained social stability and ensured the

reform, opening-up and modernisation of the country, said an article

by an unnamed official of the National People's Congress Foreign

Affairs Committee.


The full text was carried by Xinhua News Agency.

"The US House of Representatives and Senate adopted anti-China

resolutions on 25 and 27 May respectively with the excuse of the

so-called `10th anniversary of June 4 incident'," said the official.

The article said the resolution wantonly distorted facts, attacked

China's human rights conditions, incited a new anti-China wave and

attempted to undermine China's stability, and obstructed the

development of Sino-US relations.

"It is well known that some people with ulterior motives in and out

of China made that political disturbance in Beijing at the turn of

spring to summer in 1989, in an attempt to overthrow China's

legitimate government and subvert the socialist People's Republic of


"The experience of the past 10 years fully proves that if there were

no such correct decisions made by the Chinese government at that time,

there would be no political stability and today's remarkable economic

and social progress and generally-recognised achievements in China,"

the commentary added.

Anti-China forces in the US and some other Western countries "played

an inglorious role in that disturbance" by using their media to

"hoodwink the international community", it said. The protesters were

given aid and were helped to flee the country.

"Now, the US Congress brazenly and peremptorily interfered in China's

internal affairs in its anti-China resolution, flagrantly demanding

that Beijing set up a certain `investigation committee' and

`re-evaluate' the incident."

The attempt to reverse the official conclusion _ that the protests

were a "counter-revolutionary rebellion" _ is "extremely

domineering" and doomed to failure, the official said. Agence


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