The total domestic consumption in China surpassed the US in 2018? Ministry of foreign affairs response

 The total domestic consumption in China surpassed the US in 2018? Ministry of foreign affairs response

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying. The picture comes from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hua Chunying said that some of the data you have just listed shows that most of the US companies in China continue to be optimistic about the Chinese market, and that Chinas investment environment is continuing to be optimized and the confidence in Chinas investment is further strengthened, which also reflects the confidence that most American enterprises in China have put Chinas policy and the investment environment of China to the outside world.

She said that the Standing Committee of the State Council, held yesterday, pointed out that it is necessary to create a more fair, transparent and convenient foreign investment environment, to promote the formation of a new comprehensive open pattern, and to relax the market access, improve the level of investment facilitation and protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investment. This is an important step by the Chinese government to accelerate the implementation of the nineteen major report of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping in announcing Chinas new opening up in the Boao Forum on Asia.

A reporter asked: can you provide the latest information on Sino US economic and trade consultations?

Hua Chunying responded that China and the United States share broad common interests and broad space for cooperation in the field of economic and trade. They should seek common ground while reserving differences and win win cooperation. It is hoped that the US side will be able to go with the Chinese side and actively promote the relevant consensus on the implementation of the joint statement so that both countries and the world economy can benefit from Sino US economic and trade cooperation.

In addition, a reporter asked: Recently, the State Department issued the 2017 annual report on international religious freedom. What do you say about this?

Hua Chunying said that the so-called report of the United States is full of political bias against China and denigrating Chinas religious policies, and the fallacies are not worth refuting. The Chinese government protects citizens freedom of religious belief in accordance with the law. The Chinese people of all nationalities enjoy full religious freedom according to law. The fact is obvious to all. We urge the United States to face up to and respect facts, abandon prejudices, stop publishing relevant reports, and stop interfering in Chinas internal affairs by using religious issues.