US intends to sanction Chinese officials in violation of human rights in Xinjiang? China responds


US intends to sanction Chinese officials in violation of human rights in Xinjiang? China responds

Original title: September 12th Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang chaired a regular press conference

First, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council will attend the 12th Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin from September 19 to 20. Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the Forum and make special speeches. He will hold talks with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Serbia and Samoa, and hold dialogues and exchanges with business, finance, think tanks and the media.

The theme of this forum is "creating an innovative society in the fourth industrial revolution". Representatives from more than 2000 government, business, academic and media sectors from nearly 90 countries will attend.

2. At the invitation of Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fan Pingming and Philippine Foreign Minister Kayatano, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Vietnam from September 15 to 18 to preside over the 11th meeting of the Steering Committee for Sino-Vietnamese Bilateral Cooperation and visit the Philippines.

Since last year, Sino Vietnamese relations have developed well. Under the strategic guidance of the historic exchange of visits between the top leaders of the two parties, bilateral cooperation in various fields has been deepened and cultural exchanges have become increasingly active. China is ready to make joint efforts with Vietnam to push bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new level and bring tangible benefits to both peoples.

During the eleventh meeting of the Steering Committee on Sino-Vietnamese Bilateral Cooperation, State Councilor Wang Yi and Foreign Minister will work together to summarize the positive progress made in Sino-Vietnamese relations and identify measures to promote comprehensive strategic cooperation between the two countries in the next stage. We believe that with the joint efforts of both sides, this meeting will achieve the desired objectives, promote the further implementation of the important achievements of General Secretary Xi Jinping and President of the State's visit to Vietnam, consolidate the positive momentum of development of Sino-Vietnamese relations and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

At present, China-Philippines relations have been continuously consolidated and improved, political mutual trust has been deepened, and pragmatic cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the people of the two countries. In April of this year, President Xi Jinping and President Dutlett, who came to China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia's annual meeting, met for the fifth time and reached important consensus on the development of bilateral relations. The Philippines has taken over as the coordinator of China-ASEAN relations. In the second half of the year, the two sides will usher in a major political and diplomatic agenda. China-Philippines relations will face new opportunities for development in both bilateral and multilateral fields.

The visit of State Councilor Wang Yi and Foreign Minister to the Philippines will further implement the important consensus of the two heads of state, consolidate and deepen bilateral friendly cooperation, close communication and coordination in regional cooperation, and push forward China-Philippine relations, China-ASEAN relations and East Asia cooperation.

Q: It is reported that the U.S. government is considering sanctioning Chinese government officials involved in "human rights violations" in Xinjiang. What is China's response to this?

A: China always resolutely opposes the US side's interference in China's internal affairs with regard to its territorial and religious issues. The Chinese government protects citizens'freedom of religious belief according to law, and the people of all ethnic groups in China enjoy full freedom of religious belief according to law. If the reports are true, we urge the parties concerned to respect the facts, abandon prejudice and stop taking actions that undermine mutual trust and cooperation between China and the United States.

Q: On September 10, the 72nd Session of the General Assembly adopted the resolution on the New Partnership for Africa's Development and the Causes of Conflict submitted by the Group of 77, reiterating the concepts of "win-win cooperation" and "community of human destiny". What is China's comment on this?

A: Not long ago, the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation has just concluded. The Summit has achieved great success and fruitful results. One of the most important is that China and Africa have agreed to build a closer community of destinies in Central Africa. In the spirit of win-win cooperation, China and Africa will jointly implement the "Eight Great Actions" to promote the upgrading of Sino-African cooperation and better benefit the African people.

We are glad to see that shortly after the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the General Assembly has considered and adopted the two important resolutions on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the causes of conflicts in Africa.

The resolution calls on the international community, in the spirit of win-win cooperation and building a community of human destinies, to strengthen its support for African countries in achieving sustainable development and building lasting peace. The keynote and keynote of the resolution are in line with the spirit of consensus reached at the Beijing summit. This fully demonstrates once again that the concepts of "win-win cooperation" and "community of human destiny" are deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and have been widely supported by the international community. Sino African cooperation is not only in line with the common interests of both sides, but also responds to the consensus of the international community.

Q: today, President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The Japanese side said the two sides agreed to jointly prepare for prime minister Andouble's visit to China next month. What is China's comment on this?

A: President Xi Jinping met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo during the East Economic Forum. The Chinese side has sent a message, believing you have seen it.

Regarding Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's visit to China, China has sent an invitation to prime minister Andouble to China. At present, the two sides are maintaining communication. We hope that both sides will work together to create a good atmosphere and conditions for our visit.

Q: according to the financial times 9, Malaysia has cancelled three "one belt and one road" projects, which were suspended in July. What is China's comment on this?

A: China-Malaysia economic and trade cooperation has maintained a positive momentum of development, bringing tangible benefits to the people of the two countries. China and Malaysia attach great importance to the "one belt and one way" cooperation. Malaysia is one of the first countries to support and participate in the "one belt and one way" cooperation. When Premier Mahathir visited China last month, he spoke highly of the "one belt and one road". He believed that this initiative promoted regional exchanges and cooperation and benefited all the countries in the region. He expressed his support and willingness to continue to take an active part in building the "one belt and one road". China and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation, and will explore the formulation of the planning framework and continue to promote "one belt and one road" cooperation.

It is normal that there are some problems in Sino Malaysian economic and trade cooperation. We have always advocated a proper solution through dialogue and consultation based on the long-term development of bilateral relations and friendship between the two countries, which was an important consensus reached during Prime Minister Mahathir's visit to China last month. In fact, China and Malaysia have also maintained friendly consultations on relevant cooperation projects.

Q: it is reported that Venezuelan vice president and head of national oil company are attending the conference in Beijing. Can you provide more information? Did the two sides reach an agreement?

A: Venezuela is China's comprehensive strategic partner and important economic and trade partner in Latin America. In the past 44 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have maintained sound momentum of development, and exchanges and cooperation in various fields have deepened day by day. Especially in the past 20 years, pragmatic cooperation between the two countries has grown rapidly, bringing tangible benefits and benefits to the people of the two countries. China is willing to work with Venezuela to deepen bilateral cooperation and enrich the connotation of the comprehensive strategic partnership of the CPC Central Committee.

As for the visit you mentioned, I suggest you ask the competent authorities of China.

Q: According to reports, Vice President of the U.S. -China Trade Commission for China, Parker, said on the 11th that China's top officials told representatives of the organization that China would suspend the application for permission from U.S. enterprises before the improvement and stability of Sino-US relations. This is the first time the US has publicly confirmed that US operations and market access in China will be affected by the trade war. What is China's response to this?

A: the position of the Chinese officials mentioned by you has not been heard.

As for Sino US economic and trade frictions, China's position is clear and consistent. We have always emphasized that trade wars can not solve any problems, but only harm others. Only through dialogue and consultation on the basis of equality and good faith is the correct choice to resolve Sino-US trade frictions. In the face of the unilateralism of the United States, China will resolutely take necessary counter-measures to safeguard our legitimate rights and interests on the one hand, and on the other hand take effective measures to help Chinese and foreign enterprises operating in China overcome difficulties and ensure the steady and healthy development of China's economy.

As for the operation and market access of foreign enterprises, especially American enterprises, which are concerned by the outside world, I would like to reiterate that China will unswervingly promote a new round of reform and opening-up, the pace of reform will be faster and faster, the door of opening will be bigger and bigger, and the investment environment will be better and better. We will also continue to implement a high level of trade and investment facilitation policies, further substantially relax market access, and provide more convenience for foreign-funded enterprises to operate in China.

According to the latest figures, nearly 30,000 new foreign-funded enterprises were set up in China in the first half of this year, an increase of 96.6% over the same period last year. On September 5, ExxonMobil, the largest oil company in the United States, signed a series of agreements with Guangdong Province, announcing that it would invest $10 billion to build a large-scale wholly-owned petrochemical project in Guangdong. In July this year, the German Basf Group also decided to invest $10 billion to build a world-class Petrochemical Industrial Park in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. In addition, for some time, German BMW Group, Tesla and other foreign-funded enterprises have further expanded their capacity, scale and investment in China. These figures and examples are enough to illustrate the problem.

In conclusion, I would like to reiterate that we welcome foreign enterprises, including American enterprises, to invest and develop in China, and we are willing to share the opportunities and dividends of China's development with them so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win situation.

Q: it is reported that on the 12 day, the US State Department's special representative to the DPRK policy came to China. Has China held talks with beg? Can you introduce the contents of the talks?

A: According to the information I have, Mr. Bigan, Special Representative of the State Department for DPRK Policy, will come to China on September 12 to hold consultations with Kong Hyun-woo, Vice Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the Chinese Government for Korean Peninsula Affairs. China will release the information in time. Please keep your eyes open.

Editor in chief: Yu Pengfei


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