武汉嫩茶会：U.S. Approves the Sale of Three Weapon Systems to Taiwan
U.S. Approves the Sale of Three Weapon Systems to Taiwan
Beijing, October 22. 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:
Agence France-Presse: The interim agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops expires today.Can you reveal whether the China-Vatican has extended the agreement?
Zhao Lijian: October 22,After friendly consultations between China and the Vatican,It was decided to extend the temporary agreement on the appointment of bishops for two years.The two sides will continue to maintain close communication and consultation,Continue to promote the process of improving the relationship.
”People’s Daily” reporter: Regarding China’s economic data,Kenneth Kang, deputy director of the Asia-Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund, said recently,The rapid recovery of China’s economic growth is mainly due to two factors:The first is epidemic prevention and control measures,The second is to support the recovery of macroeconomic policy measures.What do you think?
Zhao Lijian: Regarding China’s economic data for the first three quarters,I have introduced the situation many times in the past two days.China’s economic data “turning from negative to positive” includes at least several aspects: First, the economic growth rate is turning from negative to positive.It reversed the negative economic growth in the first half of the year.Second, the growth rate of fixed asset investment turned from negative to positive for the first time this year.In the first three quarters, fixed asset investment increased by 0 year-on-year.8%.Third, the quarterly growth rate of total retail sales of consumer goods turned from negative to positive for the first time this year.Resident consumption continued to pick up.Fourth, the growth rate of total import and export of goods turned from negative to positive for the first time this year.Fifth, China’s utilization of foreign capital has gradually stabilized.January to September,China’s actual utilization of foreign capital increased year-on-year 2.5%,For the first time this year, a positive cumulative increase in the use of foreign capital in US dollars has been achieved.
In the face of major shocks,It can also test the quality of a country’s economic development.It turns out thatThe decision to make the people supreme, coordinate epidemic prevention and control, and economic and social development is completely correct,It not only protects the lives of the people to the greatest extent,It also created conditions for the stable recovery of China’s economy.We have issued a series of macroeconomic policies,Orderly promote the resumption of work and production and help enterprises to rescue them,The effect is gradually showing.China’s main economic indicators are improving quarter by quarter,Achieving positive economic growth this year is a high probability event.China is willing to continue to work with other countries,Coordinately promote epidemic prevention and control and economic development,Overcome the epidemic as soon as possible and promote the steady recovery of the world economy.
Shenzhen Satellite TV reporter: According to reports,Nowadays,Mongolia’s first batch of donated live sheep entered China through Erlianhot Port,After being isolated, quarantined and processed locally,Ship to Hubei.Can the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provide relevant information?
Zhao Lijian: Thank you for your attention to this matter.After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia,The people of China and Mongolia are in the same boat,Join hands to fight the epidemic.Mongolian President Battulga made a special visit to China in late February,Express firm support for China’s fight against the epidemic,And donated 30,000 sheep on behalf of the Mongolian people.After more than half a year of careful preparation,The 30,000 sheep donated by Mongolia to support China’s fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic officially began to be handed over to China.Currently,All 30,000 sheep have entered the immunization-free area in Zamyn-Uud, Mongolia for isolation.
Nowadays,The first batch of 4000 Mongolian donated sheep entered China through Erlianhot Port.On the premise of ensuring the safety of epidemic prevention, China and Mongolia,The handover ceremony was held at the Erenhot-Zamien Ude Port.According to the plan agreed between China and Mongolia,30,000 sheep will arrive in China in batches before mid-November.After being processed in Erlianhot, it is shipped to Hubei Province,Pass on the hearts of the Mongolian government and people to the people of Hubei who have made great contributions in fighting the epidemic.
There is a cloud in Mongolian proverbs,Send camels when you are lucky,It is better to send a needle when you are down.Mongolia donated 30,000 sheep to China,It reflects Mongolia’s firm support for the Chinese government and people in fighting the epidemic,Vividly interprets the concept of a community of shared future for mankind,It highlights the profound friendship between China and Mongolia and the two peoples.
”Global Times” reporter: According to Korean media reports,South Korean ambassador to Japan, Nam Kwan Pyo, said when accepting state supervision by the National Assembly on the 21st,”Three Nos”,In other words, it will not additionally deploy the THAAD system, not join the U.S. anti-missile system, or develop South Korea-U.S.-Japan security cooperation into a tripartite military alliance.It is the public position of South Korea when the South Korea and China communicated on the issue of THAAD in 2017.Not a promise to China,The two sides have not reached any agreement.Ambassador Nan Guan Piao was the second chief of the South Korean Home Security Office at that time.Directly responsible for negotiating with the Chinese side to deal with the “THAAD” issue.In addition,The Ministry of Defense of South Korea plans to transport construction equipment to the THAAD base in Seongju on the 22nd.How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: China and South Korea reached an agreement on the phased handling of the THAAD issue in October 2017.Push bilateral relations back to the normal track of improvement and development.The process is clear,It is in the common interest of both parties.The relevant position of China is consistent.clearly,That is, it firmly opposes the deployment of the “THAAD” system in South Korea by the United States,Harm China’s strategic security interests,Disrupt the regional strategic balance.I hope that the South Korean side will properly handle this issue in accordance with the consensus between China and South Korea.Avoid interference and influence on relations between the two countries.We are willing to work together with South Korea,Promote the continued development of China-South Korea relations.
Reporter from Brazil’s “Globe”: In response to the Brazilian Minister of Health’s statement that the procurement of China’s Coxing Biovaccine will be included in the Brazilian National Immunization Program,Brazilian President Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he would not purchase Chinese vaccines.How will this affect China-Pakistan relations?
China’s independent research and development of new crown vaccine is in a leading position in the world,Four vaccines have entered Phase III clinical trials in many countries.Countries all highly praise China’s vaccine research and development.China has also joined the “New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan”,Will earnestly fulfill the promise of successful vaccine development and use as a global public product,Contribute to the realization of vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries.
Since the outbreak,China and Pakistan have cooperated well in the field of fighting the epidemic.The Phase III clinical trial of the new crown vaccine jointly launched by relevant companies and institutions of the two countries in Brazil is progressing smoothly.we believe,Relevant cooperation will contribute to the complete victory over the epidemic between China and Pakistan and the people of all countries in the world.
Taiwan Guoguang reporter: More than one month has passed since the opening of the first internal Afghan negotiations.According to reports,The two sides of the Afghan peace talks have yet to reach agreement on key issues such as the basis and basis for the negotiation.The formal negotiations have not yet started,In addition, the conflict in Afghanistan’s civil war has not decreased but increased.what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?How do you view the role of the United States and the international community on the Afghan issue?
Zhao Lijian: Negotiations within the Afghans have opened a window of opportunity for Afghanistan to achieve peace and stability.China has always supported an inclusive peace reconciliation process that is “African-led and Afghan-owned”,It is advocated that both sides of the Afghan peace talks resolve the Afghan issue at the negotiating table instead of on the battlefield.We hope that both parties in the peace talks will put national interests and national justice as the top priority.Seize the opportunity,Seek common ground while reserving differences,Find the greatest common divisor,Firm confidence and sincerity,Be patient and restrained,Talk about results as early as possible.
China maintains that the international community, including the United States, should play a constructive role in promoting negotiations among the Afghan people.Support relevant parties to do their best to persuade and promote talks.We also believe thatNeither party can even intervene in the process of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan with its own selfish interests.Maintain and promote security and stability in Afghanistan,It is an important prerequisite for promoting peace, reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan.The Afghanistan issue is complex and difficult to understand,Internal and external factors must be in the same direction,Work together,Otherwise it will be counterproductive.The United States is the biggest external factor in Afghanistan’s problem.Withdraw troops in an orderly and responsible manner,Prevent further escalation of violence in Afghanistan,Create a favorable external environment for Afghan internal negotiations,Not the other way around.
Headquarters Yangguang reporter: As far as I know,Yesterday, the Chinese government’s anti-epidemic medical expert team left Angola after completing its mission in Lesotho and Angola.Can you introduce the relevant situation?
Zhao Lijian: To help Lesotho and Angola deal with the new crown pneumonia epidemic,The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to fight the epidemic to the two countries.The expert group was established by the National Health Commission,Selected by Hubei Provincial Health Commission.
In Lesotho,The Chinese government’s anti-epidemic medical expert team has successively visited the Ministry of Health of Lesotho, the New Crown Hospital, the National Nucleic Acid Testing Laboratory and the WHO Representative Office in Lesotho to exchange and share anti-epidemic experienceConduct training for community prevention and control personnel and medical personnel.The expert team also made specific recommendations to Lesotho in terms of social isolation, community screening, nucleic acid testing, epidemic monitoring, diagnosis and treatment, etc.And to help formulate plans for fever clinics, fever clinic flowcharts, and key population tracking management programs.
The Minister of Health of Lesotho Makai Lepo thanked the expert team for imparting knowledge and skills on fighting the epidemic.Said that this will help Lesotho establish a reliable and responsive medical system,Lai medical staff will use what they have learned to overcome the epidemic.
In Angola,The expert team visited a number of Xinguan designated hospitals,They also exchanged and guided local medical staff on topics such as patient treatment, medical staff prevention and control, nucleic acid testing, and community prevention and control.The expert group also visited the Ministry of Health and nucleic acid testing institutions,And carried out a number of epidemic prevention and control training activities.
The Angolan health department and medical staff have said thatThe experience sharing of Chinese experts has benefited them a lot,It will effectively promote Angola’s fight against the epidemic.The Minister of Health of Angola, Lu Tukuta, spoke highly of the work of the expert groupI sincerely thank the Chinese government for its strong support and the hard work of the expert team.She said,Anfang will carefully study and study the important suggestions put forward by the expert group,I believe that with the continuous advancement of the Anhui-China cooperationThe security and health department will effectively improve the ability of epidemic prevention, control and treatment.
21st,The expert team has left Angola to return home after successfully completing all tasks.
”South China Morning Post” reporter: The United States announced that six Chinese media will be listed as “foreign missions.”How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: In recent years,The U.S. government imposes unwarranted restrictions on the normal news reporting activities of Chinese media organizations and personnel in the U.S.Unreasonably make things difficult,Constantly escalating discrimination and political suppression of Chinese media.In December 2018,The United States requires Chinese media organizations in the United States to register as “foreign agents.”February 18, 2020The United States has listed five Chinese media organizations in the United States, the “China Daily” American distribution company, China International Television Station (CGTN), China Radio International, and the US general agent of the overseas edition of “People’s Daily” (Haitian Development Co., Ltd.) as “Foreign Envoys”.group”.June 22,The US announced the addition of four Chinese media including China Central Television (CCTV), People’s Daily, Global Times and China News Service as “foreign missions”.
October 21,The United States also announced the addition of six Chinese media as “foreign missions.”This is the latest political suppression and stigmatization of Chinese media and journalists in the United States.China firmly opposes and strongly condemns the unreasonable actions of the United States.
The relevant US practices specifically target the Chinese media,Is based on Cold War thinking and ideological prejudice,Seriously damage the reputation and image of the Chinese media,Seriously affect the normal operation of Chinese media in the United States,Seriously interfere with the normal cultural exchanges between China and the United States,Exposing the hypocrisy of his self-proclaimed so-called “press freedom”.In this regard,China will make a proper and necessary response.
China urges the US to immediately change course and correct its mistakes.Stop political repression and unreasonable restrictions on the Chinese media.
”China Daily” reporter: According to reports,Many middle schools and universities in Canada that have links with Confucius Institutes stated thatThere is no reason to reassess these partnerships.The partnership with the Confucius Institute has brought valuable cultural and language training.The Confucius Institute does not participate in the school’s core projects.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: People in the Canadian education community have responded realistically.I want to like them.
The Confucius Institute is a bridge and link to help people from all over the world learn Chinese, understand China, and strengthen the cultural exchanges between China and other countries.The construction of the Confucius Institute between China and Canada meets the needs of Canadians to learn Chinese and understand China.Welcomed by the local people.It is hoped that people from all walks of life in Canada will take an objective and rational view of the educational exchange projects between China and Canada.
The Paper: In response to the U.S. State Department’s announcement that six Chinese media agencies in the United States are listed as “foreign missions”,U.S. State Department spokesperson Ortegas said,Free media around the world have an obligation to report the truth,The Chinese media does not have “press freedom.”How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: The United States always talks about “press freedom”.Then let us see how their real performance is:
According to the Washington Post in 2019,The United States’ ranking in the annual press freedom index has fallen for three consecutive years.According to the “American Press Freedom Tracking System” statistics,In 2019 alone, there were 28 incidents in which journalists were denied participation in public government events in the United States.since this year,There have been 223 attacks on journalists in the United States.73 journalists were arrested,There were more than 868 cases of infringement of press freedom during the “Black people’s life is also their fate” protest demonstrations.The American “New York Times”, “Capitol Hill” and the British “Guardian” and other media have reported the news of reporters being attacked and arrested in the above activities.Only from May 26 to June 2, 2020,148 reporters were hit.among them,40 journalists were shot by bullets,34 journalists were physically attacked by the police,33 journalists were arrested or detained,Even a female photographer was hit by a rubber bullet in her left eye,Causes permanent blindness.In January this year,The National Public Radio of the United States disclosed that,U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo was dissatisfied with the question of a female reporter on the station.”Personal attacks” provoked and contemptuous on the spot,And the station was rudely removed from his list of visiting media.The U.S. government’s news reports that do not meet their own preferences,It was denounced as “fake news”,I believe that the “New York Times” and other American media have already experienced this.The British “Guardian” quoted American media as saying thatThe current US government “has carried out the longest attack on press freedom in history.”
Just ask,What qualifications does such a US government have to talk about freedom of the press?They wantonly interfere with the reports of domestic and foreign media reporters,Discrimination and suppression of domestic and foreign media reporters.If you really want to discuss freedom of the press,Then the US is rudely suppressing the media,The real black hand restricting freedom of the press,The self-proclaimed lighthouse image of the United States has long existed in name only.
A reporter from the Italian Press: Regarding the agreement between China and Vatican to extend the appointment of bishops,Vatican Holy See Secretary of State Parolin said yesterday,The current discussions between the two parties do not cover the establishment of diplomatic relations.How does China respond to this?Are China and Vatican discussing the establishment of diplomatic relations in the future?
Zhao Lijian: I have just introduced the relevant situation.The extension of the interim agreement continued the momentum of improvement in Sino-Vatican relations.China and Vatican will continue to maintain close communication and consultation,Continue to promote the process of improving the relationship.
”Beijing Daily” reporter: U.S. President’s National Security Affairs Assistant O’Brien published an article on the US “Foreign Affairs” magazine website on the 21st, saying,China’s communist ideological agenda goes far beyond China’s borders,Is going global,This poses a threat to democratic ideals.How does China respond to this?
Zhao Lijian: O’Brien’s statement is to treat China’s belly with the heart of the United States.Ignore history,Disregarding reality,It is full of strong ideological prejudice and Cold War mentality.A small group of American politicians provoked ideological opposition,Is deliberately leading the world to a “new cold war”,It is the resurgence of McCarthyism.This goes against the trend of history,Unpopular,Also doomed to fail.
China has repeatedly emphasized,The path taken by each country,All are based on their respective cultural traditions and historical accumulation.No force is qualified to deny the path chosen by other countries.No country will reform its own system according to the likes and dislikes of others.China never exports ideology,Never interfere in the internal affairs of other countries,Never seek to change the system of any country,No intention to engage in ideological confrontation with the United States or any other countries.We said so,Do the same.
If the US government is open-minded,It is entirely possible to declare to the world like the Chinese government that the United States does not seek to export ideology to the world.Not seeking to change the political system of other countries,Never interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.If the U.S. government makes such a promise,I believe it will be warmly welcomed by all countries.
Reuters reporter: The US Department of Defense said on Wednesday,The US has approved a plan to sell three types of weapon systems to Taiwan.The total value is 1.8 billion US dollars.What is China’s comment?
Zhao Lijian: US arms sales to Taiwan seriously violate the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiqués, especially the provisions of the “August 17th” communiqué.Serious interference in China’s internal affairs,Seriously damage China’s sovereignty and security interests,Send a serious wrong signal to the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces,Serious damage to Sino-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.China firmly opposes this.
We urge the US to fully recognize the serious harm of the US arms sales to Taiwan.Abide by the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiqués,Stop selling weapons to Taiwan and the US-Taiwan military ties,Revoke the plan for arms sales to Taiwan,So as not to cause further damage to Sino-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.China will make proper and necessary responses in accordance with the development of the situation.
”Globe and Mail” reporter: A committee under the Canadian Parliament accused China of carrying out “genocide” in Xinjiang.And called for the implementation of human rights-related sanctions.If Canada adopts the above recommendations,Will China punish it?
Zhao Lijian: The relevant committees of the Canadian Parliament ignore the facts of political stability, economic development, ethnic unity and social harmony in Xinjiang.The relevant statement made by him is baseless,Full of lies and false information.This is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs,It fully reflects the ignorance and prejudice of relevant Canadians.China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to this.
China has repeatedly stated its solemn position on Xinjiang-related issues.Xinjiang-related issues are not a human rights issue at all.The so-called “genocide” in Xinjiang is a rumor deliberately concocted by some anti-China forces.It is a farce to slander China.the fact is,From 2010 to 2018,The Uighur population in Xinjiang rose from 10.17 million to 12.72 million.An increase of 2.55 million people,An increase of 25%,Higher than the 14% increase in Xinjiang’s population,It is even more significantly higher than the 2% increase in the Han population.therefore,Where did the “genocide” come from?
We strongly urge Canada to abandon ideological prejudice,Stop using Xinjiang-related issues to interfere in China’s internal affairs,Be careful with words and actions,Avoid further damage to China-Canada relations.
US Topic News Agency reporter: Regarding the issue of the US arms sales to Taiwan,Taiwan expressed its unwillingness to enter an arms race with mainland China,I just hope to establish a reliable defense capability,What is your response to this?
Zhao Lijian: If they don’t want to import weapons and equipment,Then we should do what we say,Instead of saying a set,Make a set!
Reuters reporter: Reuters learned that the European Union called for reform of the WHO in a draft proposal.Countries are required to increase transparency when the health crisis first strikes.The draft urges WHO to take measures to increase the transparency of countries’ compliance with the International Health Regulations,Request Member States to quickly share information on the health crisis,What is your comment on advancing the work of reforming the WHO,Do you think the reform is reasonable?
Zhao Lijian: China supports necessary and reasonable reforms to the WHO,In order to enhance the WHO’s ability to respond to public health emergencies,Better play its core role in global health governance.China believes that reforms can be started from three aspects: First, it is better to eliminate political interference from the system and rule levels.Respect scientific and professional opinions,Abandon politicization and stigmatization.The second is to give the WHO more adequate resources,Improve its ability to respond to the global public health crisis.The third is to uphold the concept of a human health community,Increase support and investment in public health undertakings in developing countries.Reform should be promoted through extensive consultation and consensus among member states,It should not serve the political interests of any country.
China is an important member of the WHO,Firmly support the role of WHO and multilateralism.China is willing to actively participate in the WHO reform process,Together with all parties,Work together to improve global health governance.
”Globe and Mail” reporter: Earlier this month,The principal officials of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region called for the strengthening of the awareness of the Chinese nation’s community.Does this imply that Xinjiang’s “re-education” work will continue to expand?How many people are still studying in the education and training center?
Zhao Lijian: I can tell you about the current security and counter-terrorism situation in Xinjiang.Xinjiang’s anti-terrorism and de-radicalization struggle has achieved important phased results.Xinjiang has not experienced violent terrorist incidents for nearly four consecutive years.The sense of gain, happiness, and security of people of all ethnic groups has improved significantly.The relevant speech you mentioned was also made in this context.but,The “three forces” and their influence still exist,The “East Turkistan” forces are still waiting for opportunities to cause trouble,The situation in Xinjiang’s fight against terrorism and de-radicalization remains severe and complex.Xinjiang will base itself on the realities of the region,Continue to deepen the fight against terrorism and de-radicalization,Persist in “grasping blows with one hand and prevention with the other hand”,Both severely crack down on violent and terrorist crimes in accordance with the law,It also attaches importance to the development of source governance,Through efforts to improve people’s livelihood, strengthen publicity and education on the rule of law, and strengthen assistance education, etc.,The basic human rights of citizens are protected to the greatest extent possible from terrorism and extremism.
The education and training center you mentioned is for people who are infected with religious extremism and commit minor crimes.The teaching carried out with the main content of the national common language, legal knowledge, vocational skills and de-radicalization,The goal is to eliminate terrorism and extremism from the source.Through education and training,The overall quality of the students has been improved,The awareness of nationality, citizenship, and the rule of law has been significantly enhanced.They also recognized the nature and harm of terrorism and extremism.Get rid of the mind control of terrorism and extremism,Live a normal life.We have stated many times,All trainees in the teaching and training center have completedLive a normal life.Currently they are all normal members of society,There are no special measures.