Asked about the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said
Sunday in Beijing that China hopes the incident can be conducive to
peace and stability in Iraq.
"We hope that the latest development of situation in Iraq is
conducive to the Iraqi people taking their destiny into their own
hands, and to realizing peace and stability in Iraq," Liu said.
When Saddam was in power, the Iraqi people had suffered from
several wars and sanctions for many years, the spokesman
(Xinhua News Agency December 15, 2003)