China has officially criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration for the military operation that led to the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
“China holds that the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of any country should be respected,” said Jiang Yu, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, according to Xinhua news agency.
The Chinese official also said that the global community should do more to help Pakistan in its efforts to fight terrorism and give more understanding and support to the country.
We will continue to support Pakistan in instituting their own anti-terrorism strategies and carrying them out based on their domestic situation, and we appreciate Pakistan's active participation in the international anti-terrorism cooperation, Jiang said.
Jiang indicated that the struggle to fight terrorism remains grim and complex.”
The international community should boost their cooperation and make more efforts to counter the threat of international terrorism, she said.
In another press conference on Wednesday, Jiang stated that: “Pakistan is at the important forefront in the international counter-terrorism campaign. The Pakistani Government is firm in resolve and strong in action when it comes to counter-terrorism and has made important contributions to the international counter-terrorism efforts.”
She added that “China will continue to staunchly support Pakistan formulating and implementing counter-terrorism strategies based on its own national conditions and stands ready to work with South Asian countries including Indian and Pakistan to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.”
Jinag also pointed out that China itself has been fighting terrorism.
Some terrorist forces are engaged in great many terrorist activities for the purpose of splitting China and seriously threatens China's internal security and regional peace and stability, she said.
Combating East Turkestan terrorist forces is important part of international counter-terrorism campaign and the international community should step up coop to fight against terrorism together.
Uighur separatists in Xingjian are seeking to establish an independent country to be called East Turkestan.
Palash has worked as a business journalist for 21 years in New York.