Lu Kang responded that on the first issue, outer space is the common asset of all mankind and should be used for peaceful purposes. It is very clear to all that China has always advocated the peaceful use of outer space and firmly opposed the weaponization of outer space. For a long time, on multilateral occasions such as the CD, China, Russia and the overwhelming majority of members of the international community have been advocating the conclusion of an international legal instrument to prevent the weaponization of outer space through negotiations. Recently, the relevant United Nations expert groups are making unremitting efforts to advance the negotiation process. But unfortunately, this effort has been frustrated for so many years simply because of the obstruction of one country. This country is the United States. In recent years, there have also been some news trends in the field of outer space that are of concern to members of the international community, including China and Russia. The United States has defined outer space as a combat territory. The United States has announced the formation of an independent outer space force. The United States plans to deploy anti-missile systems in outer space. Moreover, the United States has also persisted in conducting outer space war exercises for a long time. These will not only gradually lead to the weaponization and battlefield of outer space, but also to the growing realization of these dangers, which may indeed lead to an arms race in outer space. If the United States truly cares about the security and non-weaponization of outer space, it should stop the above-mentioned actions and join the overwhelming majority of members of the international community, including China and Russia, to work together to promote the non-weaponization of outer space and make it truly used for peaceful purposes.
On your second question, we have noted relevant reports that the United States-Japan alliance is a product of the cold war. We hope that the exchanges and cooperation between the countries concerned can truly contribute to regional peace and stability and do as little as possible to do things that are not conducive to regional peace and stability.
Source: Xiao Qi_N6799, responsible editor of Pengwei News