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China denies any connection with missile shipment


19:06, December 23, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday refuted press reports that China might be involved with a shipload of missiles impounded by police in Finland.

"I cannot see any connection between China and the missiles on this ship," spokesman Liu Weimin said at a daily press briefing.

According to press reports, Finnish authorities on Thursday impounded 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles and 160 tons of explosives on a British-registered cargo ship sailing from Germany to Shanghai, China.

It is reported that a spokesman of German Defense Department has stated that the cargo on the ship was manufactured in Germany and destined to the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Liu said media reports showed that the ship had docked at a Finnish port only to upload anchor chains for China.

"I cannot see why certain people always tend to impose some unfounded things on China," Liu said.


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PD User at 2011-12-26125.122.173.*
The relationship between Japan and China,the two Giants of the world stage means a lot to the self-reginal stability but importantly also can trim the ongoing deadlocks across the planet,nowadays, communication and coordination between countries should be inevitably praised and promoted,since only this way conflicts or discriminations could be completely obliterated finally.probably,we better not look forward much more from the ongoing touch of Sino-Japan ,although first step has been taken ,Nevertheless,why not anticipating for the second ?
PD User at 2011-12-25120.165.61.*
In this world there is no democracy and justice, all truth is determined by how strong a country"s armed forces to suppress and defeat other nations, that is the reality that can not be denied, a very clear example is what has been done by the U.S. and its allies against the global community
PD User at 2011-12-2574.177.65.*
It is because the plan is to come after China after Syria Lebanon and Iran. Tragic isn't it.
PD User at 2011-12-2376.124.224.*
This is the masterpiece of U.S media and U.S Intel - liars and fakers - lying and faking news to stain Chinese image.I don't undertstand WHY U.S MEDIA AND U.S INTEL ARE OBNOXIOUS AND PARANOID OF CHINA!This is a sign of weakness and immaturity.WE ALL SEE NOW THAT IF U.S IS CHALLENGE IT RATTLES AND BECOME PARANOID. THEY WILL DO THE EXTREME OF FAKING NEWS TO SCARE THE WORLD BUT THE WORLD IS NOT RESPONDING.
LovingChina at 2011-12-23183.39.54.*
Since it was claimed by others that the missiles were headed for China, then let China have them all; what is the big big big fuss about? China be happpy and keep them for the defense of China's coastal regions.

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