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BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed regret on Thursday over the decision by movie director Steven Spielberg to quit as an artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympics because of its policies in war-torn Sudan.
"We express regret," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told a news conference.
The Hollywood director said he pulled out because China was doing too little to help halt the bloodshed in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where Khartoum-linked militia have battled rebel groups.
Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Lindsay Beck