Will Hong Kongs amendments affect international confidence in Hong Kong? Response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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 Will Hong Kongs amendments affect international confidence in Hong Kong? Response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Q: It is reported that the Bush China-US Relations Foundation awarded former US President Carter the first Sino-US Relations Politician George Herbert Walker Bush Award at the Carter Center in Atlanta on December 12. The award aims to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the development of constructive and mutually beneficial relations between China and the United States. What is Chinas comment on this?

A: I saw this report. Forty years ago, Chinese and American leaders, proceeding from the fundamental interests of the two peoples and with extraordinary strategic vision and political courage, made a historic decision to establish diplomatic relations between China and the United States, which opened a new page in Sino-US relations. As a party and witness of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States at that time, Mr. Carter has been committed to promoting the development of Sino-US relations during his presidency and after his resignation. We appreciate that.

It is hoped that the current U.S. government will listen carefully to these rational and pragmatic voices and draw useful experience from the 40-year development of China-U.S. relations, and not let the differences between the two countries hinder exchanges and cooperation between the two sides. We hope that the United States will work with China to expand cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit, control differences on the basis of mutual respect, jointly promote Sino-US relations based on coordination, cooperation and stability, and continuously improve the well-being of the two countries and the people of the world.

A: The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and relevant officials have spoken on recent events, pointing out that what happened in the vicinity of the Golden Bell in Hong Kong is not peaceful assembly, but an open and organized riot.

We have taken note of the report issued by the Asian Association. I think this report reflects that the one belt and one way initiative is gaining more and more attention and attention from people of insight. The report also acknowledged the positive role of the one belt and one way initiative in promoting infrastructure interconnection and promoting economic growth in various countries. As for the comments and suggestions put forward in the report, I think relevant Chinese departments will attach importance to them and study them carefully.

With this opportunity, I would like to point out once again that in the past 6 years, more than 150 countries and international organizations have signed a joint cooperation agreement with China, and that the one belt and one road circle of friends has been expanding. During the second one belt and one way International Cooperation Summit Forum, the Chinese side issued the report on the joint development of the one belt and one road initiative: progress, contribution and prospect, which focused on the consensus and achievements of all sides in building the one belt and one road, and put forward suggestions and suggestions for the development of high quality. China has also issued various documents, such as the sustainability analysis framework of the one belt road debt, the Beijing initiative on clean Silk Road, and the initiative road Cooperation Initiative, all of which have interpreted the willingness of the Chinese side to uphold the principle of building and sharing together with the parties, and to jointly promote the construction of one belt and one road .

Finally, I want to emphasize that sharing and sharing is the only way to achieve the high quality development of one belt and one road. The essence of the Three Communists is to practice multilateralism. The one by one initiative is an open and inclusive initiative, and all like-minded partners can participate in it. China is ready to work with all parties to strengthen policy docking, promote the implementation of the forum results, actively build a global partnership for interoperability, and promote high-quality joint construction of one belt and one road international cooperation, and continue to make new achievements.

Q: First, it is understood that the Venezuelan government and the opposition held talks in Sweden this week. Will China send representatives to the meeting? Second, the founder of Telegram, an encrypted communications application, said that the application had been attacked by a Chinese source. The attack was related to the protests in Hong Kong. How did China respond to that?

Second, I dont understand what you mentioned. What I can tell you is that China has always opposed any form of cyber attacks, and China is also a victim of cyber attacks. We have always advocated that the international community should jointly safeguard Cyberspace Security through dialogue and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

A: I have been responding to the U.S. proposal that the heads of state of China and the United States meet during the Osaka Summit of the Group of Twenty. We note that the United States has repeatedly publicly expressed its wish to arrange for the two heads of state to meet during the Osaka Summit. If there is any specific information in this regard, we will release it in time.

As for your reference to one country, two systems and the confidence of the outside world in Hong Kong, I can tell you that since Hong Kongs return to China, the principles of one country, two systems, Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong and high degree of autonomy have been effectively implemented. The Hong Kong SAR continues to maintain prosperity and stability, and Hong Kong continues to be selected by many international institutions as one of the freest economies and the most competitive regions in the world. There is no need to worry that the amendments will shake the confidence of the international community in Hong Kongs development.

Q: What is the maximum number of street protests in Hong Kong in the past few days?

A: I dont know the details you mentioned. What I can tell you is that China has always maintained friendly and cooperative relations with Pacific island countries, including Vanuatu. We have actively provided assistance and support for the development and construction of Pacific island countries, which are warmly welcomed and highly appreciated by the people of the island countries.

We have stressed on many occasions that China welcomes other countriescontributions to helping island countries develop and improve peoples livelihood and welfare, with more real gold and silver. Instead of always doubting Chinas contribution, we should take some measures on our own.