China demands Israeli apology over attack on UN

China has demanded that Israel apologize for an attack in Lebanon that killed a Chinese UN observer as President Hu Jintao offered his condolences to the victim's family. Hu "relayed his deep condolences and expressed his sympathy and solicitude for the victim's family," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement posted on its Web site on Wednesday. He also expressed concern about the safety of other Chinese nationals in Lebanon, the statement said.