Commenting on the Paris terrorist attack in the office of Charlie Hebdo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China strongly condemns it and mourns for the victims. He expressed sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured. Hong Lei said China firmly opposes all forms of terrorism and supports the efforts made by France to safeguard domestic security. He also warned Chinese people and institutions in France to stay alert. For its part, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expressed deep sorrow and abhorrence and said that Greek people participate in the mourning of their French friends. Vice-President of the Greek government Evangelos Venizelos also extended his condolences and expressed his anger.
January 8, 2015