Friday 21 March 2003

Confucius' Descendant Condemns Aggression

NOT IN MY NAMEChina strongly calls for immediate stop of military actions against Iraq, return to track of political solution to Iraq issue,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said at the press conference Thursday.

The name of Quan is infrequent in China; people with the name are considered descendants of great K'ung-fu-tzu (Confucius). Indeed, today’s speech of the diplomat was permeated with wisdom of great K'ung-fu-tzu who, two thousand years before Columbus discovered America, condemned violence and willfulness.

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