Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian presides over a regular press conference on August 12, 2020
CCTV: at the 21st Meeting of the 13th NPC Standing Committee, the decision of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress on the continuation of the functions and duties of the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was adopted on the 11th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress, which clearly states that the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will continue to perform its duties for no less than one year until the beginning of the term of office of the seventh Legislative Council. Whats your comment?
Zhao Lijian: in accordance with the Constitution and the basic law of Hong Kong, the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress has made a decision on the continuation of the duties of the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which provides a solid legal basis for the continued performance of its duties by the sixth Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is conducive to maintaining the constitutional and legal order of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and ensuring the normal administration and normal operation of the society of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the joint office of the Chinese Communist Party of China have respectively issued statements and firmly support this decision.
I would like to emphasize that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. The election of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a local election in China. Hong Kong affairs are purely internal affairs of China, and no foreign government, organization or individual is allowed to interfere.
China Daily: it is reported that aza, the U.S. Secretary of health and human services, delivered a speech at Taiwan University on the 11th, saying that the Communist Party of China had the opportunity to warn the world and fight the epidemic together, but chose not to. Chinas failure to fulfill its obligations under the international health regulations violates the spirit of cooperation required by global health. If such a virus appears in Taiwan, the United States and other places, it may be easily contained. What is Chinas comment on this?
I would also like to remind the Taiwan authorities that they should not be stubborn. It is a dead end to be willing to be a doll, to rely on others breath, to take foreign pride, and to seek independence through epidemic.
On the issue of anti epidemic, we have repeatedly introduced Chinas anti epidemic measures and achievements in the form of time line. The facts are very clear. Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, China has been conscientiously carrying out its duties and obligations under the international health regulations in an open, transparent and responsible manner. It has adopted the most comprehensive, strictest and thorough preventive and control measures to prevent the spread and spread of the epidemic and actively carry out international cooperation in prevention and control. The Chinese government adheres to the supremacy of the people and life, and the anti epidemic response paper handed over can stand the test of time and history. It is obvious to all that China has made great sacrifices and made great contributions to global anti epidemic.
In contrast, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States have exceeded 5 million cases, with more than 160 thousand deaths. In the face of such a severe epidemic situation, the main health officials in the United States did not sit on the front line of the anti epidemic. They did their best to control the domestic epidemic situation, and abandoned millions of people struggling in pain to make political show in Taiwan. Does the U.S. official know that in the three days of his so-called visit, more than 150000 new confirmed cases have been reported in the United States, and more than 2000 people have been killed by the epidemic. This wave of manipulation by US officials once again proves that in their eyes, the lives of the American people are nothing compared with their political self-interest.
At present, the development of the epidemic situation in the United States is out of control, which is probably directly related to minister aza. We dont know where he came from, and his courage and courage made a bold criticism of Chinas anti epidemic achievements. If the countries in the world want to fight the epidemic who is the worst, I am afraid it is minister aza. He criticized China because he wanted China to be the scapegoat of the United States for failing to fight the epidemic. Its the job of a health minister to stop making political appearances and concentrate on saving the lives of the American people. The U.S. official said the virus could easily be contained if it appeared in places such as the United States. We expect him to show his real strength and contain the domestic epidemic as soon as possible.
Zhao Lijian: Chinas position on Sino US economic and trade issues is consistent and clear. As for the specific problems you mentioned, I suggest you ask the competent authorities.
On the issue of tiktok, what I want to say is that tiktok is a platform for people from all over the world, including the American people, to provide leisure and entertainment, talent display, exchange and sharing, which has nothing to do with national security. Some people in the United States, without any evidence, generalize the concept of national security and suppress non US enterprises unreasonably, which is very ugly.
Phoenix TV reporter: novel coronavirus pneumonia has been out of contact with Chinese leaders for a long time after President Trump said that the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has occurred. What is Chinas response to this?
On the basis of mutual respect, China and the United States can and can communicate with each other at all levels and in all fields.
Zhao Lijian: we have said many times that the US election is an internal affair of the United States, and we are not interested in commenting.
Zhao Lijian: I dont know what you said. What I can tell you is that the Chinese government has always required Chinese enterprises to carry out foreign cooperation on the basis of complying with international rules and local laws and regulations, and at the same time, it is committed to safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises and citizens. It is hoped that India will provide a fair, just and non discriminatory environment for Chinese enterprises to operate normally in India.
Zhao Lijian: China has always opposed any form of official exchanges between countries that have established diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
AFP: its still about Sino US economic and trade issues. It is reported that China and the United States will hold a meeting in the near future to assess the implementation of the first phase of Sino US economic and trade agreements. Can you confirm that?
Just now, the word Chinese plague suddenly appeared on the list of hot search words on the US social network Twitter.
And behind this is because US President trump just sent a ridiculous tweet tonight.
As shown in the figure below, in this post posted at 8:33 p.m. Beijing time on August 11, trump said this:
More new coronavirus testing, while a good thing (and we are the most tested in the world), is also the emergence of more cases, which will provide ammunition for the fake news media, which will be used to discredit the great work of Americans in dealing with the plague in China.
A Japanese reporter asked, in the past, the routine press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs would be suspended for a period of time every summer. Will this year be closed?
As far as I know, we have no recess this year. Zhao Lijian responded.
The reporter then asked why this years press conference ended. Zhao Lijian said, everyone on earth knows.