This American politicians comments about China violate the basic facts and the basic norms of international relations, which will only further expose his deep-rooted cold war thinking and ideological prejudice. The Chinese people have seen through this for a long time and have no market in the international community.
We advise this American politician to correct his mistakes, stop spreading the political virus and do more to benefit Sino US cooperation rather than undermine it.
Macao monthly: it is reported that the 19th plenary session of the 13th Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress closed a few days ago, at which Chinas accession to the arms trade treaty was voted through. What is Chinas comment on this?
Zhao Lijian: the 19th session of the 13th Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress voted to adopt the decision of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress on accession to the arms trade treaty and decided to accede to the treaty. This marks that China has basically completed its domestic legal procedures for accession to the treaty. China will deposit its accession letter with the UN Secretary General through diplomatic channels as soon as possible after completing domestic legal procedures.
China has always attached great importance to all aspects of issues arising from the illicit transfer and abuse of conventional arms, supported the purposes and objectives of the arms trade treaty, and agreed to take necessary measures to regulate international arms trade and combat illegal arms transfers.
As a country engaged in normal military trade, China has always strictly managed military exports, and has established a fairly complete system of military export control policies and regulations. The relevant military trade policies and management measures have completely met or even exceeded the requirements of the treaty. In particular, China exports military products only to sovereign countries and not to non-state actors, which fully reflects Chinas highly responsible attitude towards military exports. China calls on all parties to strictly control the export of military products, not to export military products to non-state actors, stop interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign countries through military exports, and earnestly uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
Chinas accession to the arms trade treaty is another important measure for China to support multilateralism and promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, which will have a positive impact on further enhancing the universality and effectiveness of the treaty. China will, as always, make unremitting efforts to maintain and enhance world and regional peace and stability.
US Special News Agency reporter: Canada has repeatedly asked to visit Kang Mingkai and Michael. Why did China refuse?
Zhao Lijian: the recent erroneous remarks made by the Canadian side clearly show that the so-called judicial independence issue of the Canadian side is completely a double standard. There is no so-called arbitrary detention of Canadian citizens who have been arrested and prosecuted by the competent Chinese authorities according to law for suspected crimes against Chinas national security. The Chinese judicial department handles cases independently according to law, and will also guarantee the legal rights of the above-mentioned Canadian citizens according to law. China urges relevant Canadian leaders to earnestly respect the spirit of the rule of law, respect Chinas judicial sovereignty and stop making irresponsible statements.
The nature of the Meng evening boat incident is totally different from that of the case concerning Canadian citizens. It is clear to anyone without prejudice that the Meng evening boat incident is a serious political incident. The US side aims to suppress Chinese high-tech enterprises and Huawei companies, while Canada plays the role of us accomplice. We strongly urge Canada to correct its mistakes as soon as possible, release Meng Wanzhou immediately and let her return home safely.
CCTV China International Channel reporter: it is reported that on June 19, the board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency voted to pass the resolution on Irans safeguards, and China and Russia voted against it. What is Chinas comment on this?
On the Iranian nuclear issue, Chinas starting point has always been to safeguard the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, multilateralism, peace and stability in the Middle East, and international order based on international law. We are willing to continue to work closely with relevant parties to make unremitting efforts to promote the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue.
Us special news agency: Canada will soon make a decision on whether to prohibit Huawei from participating in the construction of 5g network. If Canada did so, what would be the consequences? In addition, I would like to reiterate my question just now. Why is Canadas video visit request not allowed?
On the second issue, relevant Chinese departments have been managing the detainees in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Zhao Lijian: Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are Chinas inherent territory, and Chinas determination and will to safeguard territorial sovereignty are unswerving. Japans adoption of the so-called Rename bill is a serious challenge to Chinas territorial sovereignty and is illegal and invalid. It cannot change the fact that the Diaoyu Islands belong to China. We are firmly opposed to the relevant acts of Japan. China has made solemn representations to Japan through diplomatic channels and reserves the right to make further responses.
Agence France-Presse: President Trump novel coronavirus pneumonia is called kung fu flu in recent Oklahoma election rally. What is Chinas response to this?
Zhao Lijian: we have noticed the relevant statements. Who and the international community are clearly opposed to linking viruses to specific countries and regions and to stigmatization. China firmly opposes any comments on the use of virus traceability for stigmatization.
We have noted that many people of insight from all walks of life in the United States have publicly condemned the use of the epidemic to stigmatize and make racist statements.
Japan economic news: according to a report published in the Economist magazine, China may set up an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea. Is this true? Whats your comment on this?
Zhao Lijian: I dont know the source of this report. I would like to emphasize that every country has the right to set up an air defense identification zone, and decide whether to set up an air defense identification zone or not according to the degree of air security threats it faces.
China will carefully study relevant issues in light of the air security threats it faces in the relevant waters of the South China Sea, and comprehensively consider various factors.
CCTV China International: on June 19, foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK issued a joint statement on the Iranian nuclear issue. What is Chinas comment?
Zhao Lijian: China has taken note of the joint statement of the three European foreign ministers on the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue.
China always believes that maintaining and implementing the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue is the only correct way to solve the Iranian nuclear issue. Recently, State Councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations and the president in office of the Security Council, stressing that the comprehensive agreement, approved by the UN Security Council in its resolution 2231, is an important outcome of multilateral diplomacy and a key element of the international nuclear non-proliferation system. China firmly upholds the authority of Security Council resolutions and the effectiveness of comprehensive agreements. All provisions of Security Council resolution 2231 should be seriously implemented. Irans reduction in compliance with the agreement is the result of extreme US pressure. We urge the US side to abandon unilateral sanctions and long arm jurisdiction and return to the right track of abiding by the comprehensive agreement and Security Council resolutions. At the same time, the parties to the comprehensive agreement should take effective measures to restore the balance of rights and obligations under the comprehensive agreement. As a renegade of the comprehensive agreement, the United States has no right to ask the Security Council to start the mechanism of quick recovery of sanctions.
Reuters: what is the number of Chinese casualties in the conflict between China and India in the galwan Valley?