Japanese scholars issued a statement on the detention of a Japanese professor by China Geng Shuang responded

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 Japanese scholars issued a statement on the detention of a Japanese professor by China Geng Shuang responded


On October 31, 2019, Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Ministry of foreign affairs, presided over a regular press conference, which was comprehensively reported by global network. The relevant contents are as follows:

Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Q: it is reported that nearly 80 famous Japanese experts jointly issued a statement on the detention of a professor of Hokkaido University by China, saying that they were deeply concerned about this, urged China to disclose relevant details, and said that China detained the professor without disclosing any background and reason, which is unacceptable to the international community, will inevitably damage Chinas image and make the outside world distrustful China. They also said that they would cancel their visit to China, and that more and more exchanges and cooperation between China and Japan have taken place. Chinas approach has had a negative impact on academic exchanges between China and Japan. What is Chinas response to this?

Geng Shuang: who in Japan made the statement you mentioned?

Reporter: statement issued by Japanese scholars.

Geng Shuang: do you know the scholars?

Reporter: Yes. I only know their Japanese names. They are researchers of Japan China relations.

A: I havent seen the statement you mentioned. I will pay attention to it after the meeting. But first, I think the Japanese scholars who issued the statement may not necessarily know the truth of the matter; second, they may have overstated it and worried too much. The exchanges between China and Japan and between China and the international community are very smooth and effective, and will not be affected by one or two isolated events.

As for the case of Professor Hokkaido that you just mentioned, my colleagues have introduced it here before. China shall dispose of foreign citizens suspected of violating Chinese laws according to law. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the China Japan consular agreement, we provide necessary assistance to the Japanese side in performing its consular duties. You can check that. We hope that Japan can remind its citizens to abide by Chinese laws and regulations and not engage in illegal and criminal activities in China.

The door of China is open. We welcome scholars and tourists from all over the world, including Japan, to come to China, but only if we abide by the laws and regulations of China. If there are illegal and criminal acts, they will certainly be dealt with according to law.

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