China says most of people want political stability

BEIJING  — A Chinese government spokesman sidestepped questions Tuesday about a recent online call for Middle East-style democracy protests in China but said that most Chinese have an unshakable desire for political stability.
When asked by a reporter about the Internet appeal, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu first said the topic was not appropriate for him, since it was unrelated to foreign affairs. He then added that the vast majority of Chinese supported the country's development path of the past 30 years, which has combined free market reforms with little political change.