Tuesday, December 23, 2008

China blasts media reporting of arms scandal

from Reuters Africa:

BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - China on Tuesday denounced unspecified western media for misinterpreting a U.N. report that implicated China in a Zimbabwe-Congo arms scandal.

The report by a U.N. group of experts on arms trade restrictions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo said that country re-exported more than 50 tons of ammunition to Zimbabwe earlier this year.

The group also said that arms it believed originated in China had been flown into Congo, where factional violence has raged in the East for years, from Sudan.

"Some western media distorted related contents in the report of an U.N. experts group and framed China for selling weapons to Zimbabwe through Congo," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on the ministry website....

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