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UPDATED: 08:23, May 08, 2007
Chinese reporters killed in NATO bombing eight years ago commemorated
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Three Chinese journalists killed in the U.S.-led NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade eight years ago were commemorated at a special ceremony Monday.

Shao Yunhuan of Xinhua along with Xu Xinghu and his wife Zhu Ying from the Beijing-based Guangming Daily newspaper were killed in the missile attack which inflicted serious damage to the embassy buildings on the evening of May 7, 1999.

The ceremony was attended by the Chinese ambassador to Serbia, Li Guobang, and members of staff from the embassy. There was also a number of Belgrade-based Chinese journalists, scholars and students, as well as various representatives of Chinese companies at the event.

The guests laid wreaths and flowers at the ruins of the former Chinese embassy.

The bombing aroused indignation in China and condemnation from the international community. China recalled its ambassador from Washington in protest against the attack.

Source: Xinhuaan, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea and Libya, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as the African Union, the European Union, the Arab League and the United Nations held a multipartite ministerial meeting on Sudan's Darfur issue in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

The meeting was held at a time when Darfur rebel movements were continuously boycotting a resumption of peace talks and Khartoum was under mounting pressures to approve the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Darfur.

Source: Xinhua


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