Commenting on French President Nicolas Sarkozy's comment that "all options are open" regarding an Olympics boycott, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman says the world should follow the Olympic spirit and not politicize the Games.
Spokesman Qin Gang said Wednesday afternoon that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is a grand event not only for the Chinese people, but also people across the whole world. China hopes to enhance understanding, friendship and cooperation with the world through this sports event.
"We believe that the Beijing Olympic Games will certainly achieve success with the support of the world people," he said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 27, 2008)