武汉学生茶vx：Ministry of Foreign Affairs： China has never been absent in supporting Africa
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China has never been absent in supporting Africa
Beijing, October 12. According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over today’s regular press conference.
The transcript of the press conference is as follows:
CCTV reporter: According to reports,US Secretary of State Pompeo said in an interview recently,Countries all over the world will realize thatThey firmly want to be partners and allies of the United States.How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: Pompeo’s statement is his opinion.But it’s not true,It is also inconsistent with other perceptions.According to an article in the Washington Post,Pompeo did not hesitate to manipulate US foreign policy in order to realize his political ambitions.It caused the most serious damage to American diplomacy in decades.Nearly 50 international relations and foreign policy scholars from Harvard University, Georgetown University, Tufts University and other American universities issued a joint statement.That the foreign policy of the U.S. government is near failure,There is no evidence of advances and retreats in the epidemic, climate change, Iran’s nuclear issue, and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.Make the United States weak and isolated,Cause instability, insecurity and human suffering.
Not only in the United States,Countries around the world, including US partners and allies, also generally believe thatThe United States today does not look like a big country should be.The United States under the banner of “America First”,Engage in unilateralism and bullying,”Quit the group” to break the contract addiction,Threats of sanctions at every turn.The United States has placed itself on the opposite of international justice and morality.Become a lone person in the international community.last month,The 74th General Assembly voted to pass the comprehensive resolution on the new crown pneumonia epidemic with a high of 169 votes.Only the United States and another country voted against it.The United States insists on going its own way and perversely,Has become a troublemaker that disrupts international order and threatens international rules.Just ask,Which country is willing to join forces with such a country?
CCTV reporter: European Commission President Von der Lein and EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borelli respectively tweeted on the 11th.Welcome China to join the “New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan” (COVAX),He also stated that the plan is committed to the fair and equitable distribution of the new crown vaccine.Multilateralism is the key to achieving global goals.Only the whole world can work together and share responsibilities,In order to win the fight against the epidemic.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: October 8,China formally joined the “New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan.”This is an important measure for China to uphold the concept of a community of human health and fulfill its commitment to promote vaccines as a global public product.It has been widely welcomed and actively supported by the international community including the World Health Organization, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and the European Union.
current,The new crown pneumonia epidemic is still in the global pandemic stage,Seriously threaten the lives and health of people in all countries.Ensuring that developing countries have equal opportunities to obtain suitable, safe and effective vaccines has been the focus of China’s attention.China solemnly promisesChina will treat vaccines as a global public product,Give priority to developing countries.China joined the “implementation plan”,The purpose is to promote the fair distribution of vaccines with practical actions,Ensure that vaccines are provided to developing countries,At the same time, more capable countries will be encouraged to join and support the “implementation plan.”China will continue to work with all parties,For the global unity to fight against the epidemic, to protect the lives and health of people around the world to make their own contributions.
China News Agency reporter: Recently,According to media reports,Some Western countries accuse China of not fully participating in debt relief under the Group of Twenty (G20) debt relief initiative.Failed to help African countries reduce their debt burden,Create a “debt trap” in Africa.what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?
Zhao Lijian: China attaches great importance to debt relief in Africa.Committed to the full implementation of the G20 debt relief initiative.President Xi Jinping announced important measures to alleviate debts to Africa at the China-Africa Unity Anti-epidemic Summit.We are following the consensus of the leaders of China and Africa and the G20 debt relief initiative,Actively respond to the concerns of the African side.Currently,The Export-Import Bank of China, as the bilateral official creditor,Debt relief agreements have been signed with 11 African countries.Other unofficial creditors also actively refer to the G20 Debt Mitigation Initiative,Reached a consensus on debt relief with some African countries.China will also exempt 15 African countries from interest-free loans due by the end of 2020.And continue to promote the international community, especially the G20, to further extend the debt relief period.
Regarding the false accusations by individual countries and the media of China,I want to emphasize thatIn the overall foreign debt composition of African countries,The debt held by multilateral financial institutions and commercial creditors accounted for more than 3/4,Take greater responsibility for debt relief.China’s cooperation with Africa has always been upright,Not interfere in the internal affairs of African countries,No political conditions attached.This is also the principle we adhere to in dealing with African debt problems.The label of setting a “debt trap” in Africa will never be slapped on China.It was precisely when certain countries dealt with African debt problems that year,Attach a lot of political conditions,It sets standards and thresholds that are difficult for many African countries to achieve,”Reform” Africa by borrowing from the debt problem,Widely criticized by African countries.In supporting Africa,China has never been absent.We are willing to continue to strengthen communication and coordination with African countries,Solve the debt problem through friendly negotiation.
The Paper: According to reports,The Canadian Ministry of Justice stated on the 8th thatThe Canadian court has ruled that it supports the Ministry of Justice not to provide most of the documents involving confidentiality privileges to Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers.Including related emails between Canadian and American government departments.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: We have noticed relevant reports.The Canadian side refused to disclose information about the Meng Wanzhou incident on the grounds of so-called confidentiality privileges.This is totally untenable,It is a typical desire to cover up.Although Canada advertises adherence to the so-called “rule of law” principle,But on the Meng Wanzhou incident, he repeatedly refused to disclose more truth.Is there really any hidden “secret”?If Canada truly respects the rule of law,It should be agreed to disclose the key evidence information of the case as soon as possible,Let more Canadians understand the whole picture of the whole incident,Rather than artificial hindrance, cover up.
U.S. Topic News Agency reporter: The first question,There are reports quoting multiple sources saying,The Chinese customs department told some factories to stop importing Australian coal.Is this a formal adjustment of China’s policy?what is the reason?second question,Last week,Canadian consular officials conducted video visits to Canadian citizens Kovrig and Michael.Canadian officials said,The Chinese economy has restarted on a large scale,Direct consular visits should have resumed long ago.When may China resume direct consular visits?
Zhao Lijian: Regarding the first question,I don’t know what you said,I suggest you ask the competent authority.
Regarding the second question,We have noticed relevant reports,It has also been noted that Canada has expressed “concern” over the so-called “arbitrary detention” of two Canadian citizens by China.China firmly opposes the erroneous statements made by Canada.Regarding the case of two Canadian citizens, Kang Mingkai and Michael,China has introduced the situation many times,They are suspected of engaging in activities that endanger China’s national security,Chinese judicial organs handle cases independently according to law.therefore,The hat of “arbitrary detention” cannot be attached to China’s head.What Canada did in the Meng Wanzhou incident was arbitrary detention.The Canadian side is trying to gang up internationally to put pressure on China,This is totally futile,It will only backfire.Canada should abandon “double standards”,Earnestly respect China’s judicial sovereignty,Stop making irresponsible remarks.
Regarding consular visit cases,At the request of Canada,When the epidemic prevention and control conditions permit,The Chinese authorities have recently arranged according to law for officials of the Canadian Embassy in China to conduct a video visit to relevant Canadian citizens.During the visit,Canada has strictly complied with China’s epidemic prevention regulations.On the premise of mutual respect and care of each other’s concerns,The Chinese authorities will continue to handle cases of consular visits by Canadian citizens in accordance with the law.
Yonhap News Agency reporter: The first question,recently,North Korea held a military parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea,And open new weapons.North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un attended and delivered a speech.What is China’s comment?second question,Yesterday, the South Korean boy group BTS mentioned in their acceptance speech,This year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.They will always remember the history of suffering shared by South Korea and the United States,And the sacrifices of countless men and women.This remark caused controversy.Chinese netizens think this matter involves national dignity,Said to boycott the products it endorsed.Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs believe that this matter involves national dignity?Any comment on this?
Zhao Lijian: Regarding the first question,It is a common practice in many countries in the world to hold military parades on important festivals.China and North Korea are friendly neighbors,China congratulates the Korean Workers’ Party on its 75th anniversary,I wish North Korea’s various undertakings will continue to make new achievements under the leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Un and the Workers’ Party of Korea.China’s position on the Korean Peninsula issue is consistent and clear.We are willing to work with all parties concerned,Continue to make unremitting efforts to advance the political settlement of the Peninsula issue and to achieve long-term peace and stability on the Peninsula.
Regarding the second question,I noticed relevant reports,Also noticed the reaction of Chinese netizens to this matter.What I want to say is,Take history as a mirror and face the future,Cherishing peace and promoting friendship should be our common pursuit.It is worth our joint efforts.
“Global Times” reporter: Kraft, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, tweeted his speech in the General Debate of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, saying,The United States is seriously concerned about the unprovoked suppression of its citizens and civil society on the grounds of the new crown pneumonia pandemic,And for example, the Chinese doctor Yan Limeng was admonished for trying to warn the world about the cluster infection in Wuhan.Later died of the new coronavirus.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: What I want to tell you is,Yan Limeng is still alive,But he was said to be dead.The US mentioned should be Dr. Li Wenliang.He is an excellent Communist,Was awarded the title of martyr.The U.S. spoke about it without even clarifying the basic facts about the person’s name.This fully exposes the ignorance and irresponsibility of relevant Americans.
The new coronavirus is the public enemy of mankind,The political virus that spreads hatred and confrontation is also a threat to the world.Individual American politicians and officials should respect science and basic facts.Stop political manipulation on the epidemic issue,Stop politicizing and stigmatizing,Earnestly focus our energy on improving our own anti-epidemic work and safeguarding the lives and health of the American people,At the same time, it plays a constructive role in international anti-epidemic cooperation.
Reporter: Today,President Xi Jinping and President Sall of Senegal, the African co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, sent congratulatory messages on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.Celebrate this important and special moment with the majority of African countries.How does China evaluate the achievements of the 20th anniversary of the Forum?
Zhao Lijian: President Xi Jinping and Senegalese President Sall sent congratulatory messages on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.It reflects the great importance of China and Africa to the forum,It is the common voice of all members of the forum.
20 years ago,The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation came into being.20 years,The forum has gone through an extraordinary journey,It has become an important and active platform for China-Africa collective dialogue and an effective mechanism for pragmatic cooperation.It has also become a glorious banner of South-South cooperation.Under the guidance of the forum,China-Africa relations have achieved leapfrog development,China-Africa political mutual trust has been continuously deepened, practical cooperation has been expanded in an all-round way, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges have become closer.The results of the forum are tangible,It is highly recognized by African countries and widely praised by the international community.
The development of China-Africa relations is only in progress.When not finished.Both China and Africa will take the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum as an opportunity,Continue to uphold the principle of “consulting together, building together, and sharing”,Continuously enrich and improve the forum mechanism,Fully promote the implementation of the results of the forum,Push the China-Africa comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level,To build a closer China-Africa community with a shared future,Benefit the people of both sides.We want China-Africa cooperation to become a model of multilateralism and mutual benefit.Continue to make positive contributions to safeguarding international fairness and justice and promoting world development and prosperity.
Reuters reporter: A friend of the detained Australian writer Yang Jun told Reuters,Yang will be tried on spy charges in Beijing,The trial judge will be determined in the next two weeks.Can you confirm the above details?
Zhao Lijian: The Second Branch of the Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate has been reviewed according to law,On October 7, 2020, the Australian criminal suspect Yang Jun was prosecuted to the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court for espionage.The Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court has accepted the case in accordance with the law.The case is currently being heard in the first instance.The relevant Chinese authorities handle the case strictly in accordance with the law,Fully protect Yang Jun’s legal rights.
Reporter from Taiwan, China Broadcasting Corporation: The preliminary results of the presidential election in Tajikistan have been announced.How does China comment on the election results?
Zhao Lijian: China congratulates the successful holding of the presidential election in Tajikistan.The current President Rahmon won 90.9% of the vote.This fully shows thatThe domestic and foreign policies promoted by President Rahmon have been widely supported and highly recognized by the people of Tajikistan.I believe that under the leadership of President Rahmon,Tajikistan will continue to make new progress in various construction undertakings.
Reuters reporter: Malaysia said on Saturday,Malaysia has detained 60 Chinese citizens and 6 Chinese fishing boats that illegally entered its waters.What’s your opinion?
Zhao Lijian: October 9,6 Chinese fishing boats were detained in Malaysian waters,The case is currently under investigation.The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia has sent personnel to visit the detained crew members,And provide epidemic prevention materials and necessary assistance.
China has requested Malaysia to investigate the case fairly in accordance with the law.Protect the legal rights and interests of the Chinese citizens involved,And timely report the progress of the case investigation.
Reuters reporter: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted an anti-submarine exercise in the South China Sea on October 9.What’s your opinion?
Zhao Lijian: I have noticed relevant reports.The current situation in the South China Sea is generally stable,Seeking peace, seeking development, and promoting cooperation are the common aspirations of countries in the region.It is hoped that relevant countries will not do anything that will harm regional peace, security and stability.
Bloomberg reporter: 360 company launched the browser application Tuber two days ago.But the app has been unavailable from the 10th.What is China’s comment on this browser application and other applications that can browse overseas websites?
Zhao Lijian: This is not a diplomatic issue.I don’t know the relevant situation you mentioned.China has always managed the Internet in accordance with laws and regulations.You are advised to ask the competent authority for details.
Bloomberg reporter: How will China provide vaccines through COVAX?How to introduce vaccines from companies such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Modena to China through this plan?Can you reveal the details?
Zhao Lijian: President Xi Jinping has made it clear thatAfter China’s new crown vaccine is completed and put into use,As a global public product,To make China’s contribution to the realization of vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries.To implement the above measures seriously,The Chinese government supports Chinese vaccine research and development companies to participate in COVAX,Cooperate with relevant sponsors to provide vaccines to developing countries,We have also been actively assisting in this.as far as I know,Many Chinese vaccine companies have expressed their positive willingness to join the COVAX sponsors.Technical experts from both sides are maintaining close communication on technical standards for vaccine development, certification, and supervision.
China supports enterprises to carry out foreign cooperation in accordance with laws and regulations.China will continue to work with all parties in COVAX,For the global unity to fight against the epidemic, to protect the lives and health of people around the world to make their own contributions.
Reuters reporter: The Japan Coast Guard said on Sunday that two Chinese ships entered “Japanese territorial waters” near the Diaoyu Islands.What’s your opinion?
Zhao Lijian: Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are China’s inherent territory.It is China’s inherent right to carry out cruise law enforcement in the waters of the Diaoyu Islands.The Japanese side should truly respect this.