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China refutes reports of diplomat's mistreatment

01-05-2012 13:54 BJT

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China says reports that an Indian diplomat was mistreated during a court case in the East Chinese city of Yiwu are not accurate.

Some media reports say S. Balachandran, from the Indian Consulate General in Shanghai, was not allowed access to food and medication and was attacked by an angry crowd while offering consular assistance to two Indian businessmen on trial. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says that's not the case, when he appeared at a press conference.

China says reports that an Indian diplomat was mistreated during a court
case in the East Chinese city of Yiwu are not accurate.

Hong Lei, spokesman of Chinese Foreign Ministry, said, "In accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and other relevant laws and regulations, China has always protected the personal safety of foreign consular officials and provided them with assistance when carrying out their duties. China is a country under the rule of law and relevant Chinese departments have always protected the legal rights of Indian citizens in China according to the laws. The case is an individual one triggered by economic disputes and China's judicial department is now handling the case in accordance with law. China attaches great importance to friendly relations with India and hopes the Indian side will treat the case in an objective and fair manner. We hope that the Indian authorities to educate and guide the country's businessmen in China to abide by Chinese laws and regulations, practice honesty and trustworthiness and operate legally. Yiwu is China's largest small-commodity distributing center, welcomes business people from worldwide to do business in the city."


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