Source Pravda.Ru

Confucius’ Descendant Condemns Aggression

“China strongly calls for immediate stop of military actions against Iraq, return to track of political solution to Iraq issue,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said at the press conference Thursday.

The name of Quan is infrequent in China; people with the name are considered descendants of great K'ung-fu-tzu (Confucius). This is very serious as it is confirmed with the following fact: people with the name Quan, males and females are not allowed to mary each other no matter in what part of China they were born (this is a prohibition imposed in order to avoid incest).

Indeed, today’s speech of the diplomat was permeated with wisdom of great K'ung-fu-tzu who, two thousand years before Columbus discovered America, condemned violence and willfulness, predatory ambitions of strong countries, but glorified truly civilized relationship between nations and all people.

“The military actions against Iraq, carried out despite opposition from most governments and peoples across the world and bypassing the United Nations Security Council, violated the United Nations Charter and the basic norms of international law, China will continue to call for world peace and will take actions with other countries to make the countries concerned stop their military actions in Iraq.”

Andrey Krushinsky PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Maria Gousseva

Picture: China Foreign Ministry spokesman condemns aggressors

Read the original in Russian: http://world.pravda.ru/world/2003/5/15/39/8649_Cun.html

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