Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao said
Tuesday in Beijing that China is willing to discuss any
proposals to combat international terrorism with the United
Nations Security Council.
Zhu told a regular press
briefing that China opposes terrorist acts in whatever form
and supports bringing terrorists to justice.
However, Zhu insisted that any military action
in retaliation for terrorist attacks on the United States on
September 11, would have to be based on "concrete
evidence" and have clear-cut targets, and should not
hurt innocent civilians.
The spokesman also
said any military action should abide by the United Nations
Charter and should strengthen the role of the United Nations
and the UN Security Council.
Zhu also revealed
the Chinese foreign minister will kick off an official visit
to the United States on September 20-21, at the invitation
of the United States Secretary of State Collin Powell.