Oct 26 2006 (BEIJING) news report via ST
In an interview this week with a French newspaper, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Chinese banks ignore human rights and environmental standards when lending in Africa.
"We do not accept such criticism," Zhai Jun, an assistant foreign minister, said at a news conference.
China believes no government "should interfere with other country's human rights and internal affairs," Zhai said.
Note the report tells us Sudanese President Bashir will attend China-Africa Cooperation forum to be held in Beijing Nov 1-7. Apparently, all of the 49 African nations that have diplomatic relations with Beijing say they will attend, including more than 40 heads of state.