From November 5 to 7, Vice President Wang Qishan will be invited to Singapore to attend the Innovative Economy Forum 2018 and visit Singapore.
Q: It is understood that China will accept the third round of human rights review by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva from November 6 to 9. Can you introduce the situation?
A: China will accept the third round of human rights review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva from November 6 to 9. The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the review and has submitted the National Human Rights Report to the United Nations. It will send a high-level delegation composed of Le Yu, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, head of the delegation, relevant ministries and commissions of the central government, representatives of the governments of Xinjiang and Tibet Autonomous Regions, and Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions to participate in the review. At that time, China is willing to carry out constructive dialogue with all sides in an open and frank spirit.
Q: South Korean National Security Director Zheng Yirong said yesterday that the DPRK will stop all hostilities by sea, land and air in an all-round way. President Wen also confirmed that Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Korean Labor Party and State Council, will visit South Korea soon. What is Chinas comment on the recent series of interactions between Korea and Korea?
A: since the beginning of this year, there has been a positive change in the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Interaction between the two Koreas has increased markedly, and bilateral relations have improved significantly. China has been actively encouraging and supporting this.
China welcomes the further positive results of inter-Korean interaction in the past two weeks, which will help to further improve North-South relations on the Korean Peninsula and promote the process of denuclearization of the peninsula and political settlement of the peninsula issue.
Q: there is news that President Xi Jinping may visit North Korea in the near future. Can you confirm?
A: North Korea is a friendly neighbor of China, and the two countries have maintained friendly exchanges. If you mention the situation, we will announce it.
Q: President Trump called last nights speech with Xi chairman very active. Bloomberg quoted U.S. officials as saying that the U.S. government will start drafting the text of the terms of the trade agreement, hoping to reach a meeting with China at the first G20 meeting of the U.S. dollar. Does China take a positive stand on this? If the US side starts to draft relevant trade terms, is China willing to consider it positively?
Answer: I answer your question in two dimensions.
First, on President Xi Jinpings telephone conversation with President Trump last night, China has released information. President Trump himself also sent twitter. China also believes that the call is positive. The two heads of state had a long and full discussion during the telephone conversation and exchanged views on important issues in Sino-US relations and other issues of common concern. The heads of state of the two countries did talk about Sino US economic and trade relations in the call and share some common views.
First of all, the two yuan capital attaches great importance to Sino US economic and trade relations. At the beginning of Trumps unification, the US side attached great importance to Sino US economic and trade relations. President Xi Jinping also stressed that economic and trade relations have always been the ballast stone and stabilizer of Sino-US relations. China has always believed that the essence of Sino-US economic and trade cooperation is mutual benefit and win-win.
Secondly, the heads of state of the two countries agreed that bilateral economic and trade exchanges should be strengthened. President Trump made it clear that the US hopes to expand exports to China. President Trump also mentioned in particular that he had talked with the heads of many large enterprises in the United States and expressed support for American enterprises to actively participate in the first China International Import Expo. President Xi Jinping also said that he was pleased to see many American enterprises actively participating in the first China International Import Expo and hoped that Sino-US economic and trade relations would develop well.
Regarding the current problems in Sino-US economic and trade relations, the two heads of state agreed that the economic teams of the two countries should strengthen contacts and conduct consultations on issues of concern to both sides. We hope that positive results can be achieved through consultations.
On the second level, as for how to talk about Sino-US economic and trade issues, China has always believed that only on the basis of mutual respect and in accordance with the principles of equality, good faith and mutual benefit, through dialogue and consultation, can we solve our mutual concerns and reach a mutually acceptable outcome, which is also the result demanded by the leaders of the two countries in their talks yesterday, can we meet the common needs of both sides. Interest.
Q: U.S. Attorney General Josens said yesterday that Chinas economic espionage activities against the United States are increasing rapidly, and the U.S. government is implementing relevant measures to combat such acts by China. Other US officials said no longer can tolerate such behaviour in China. The United States also filed a lawsuit against Fujian Jinhua integrated circuit company. In the context of the call of heads of state, how do you comment on the US sides practices?
A: On the specific issues you mentioned, we have stated our position many times and suggested that you consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If the US side is concerned about this, we should produce concrete examples that can stand the test of facts.
On the background of the talks between the leaders of the two countries, I would like to say that the heads of state of the two countries made in-depth discussions and reached a lot of consensus in their talks yesterday. The two heads of state have a common will. They hope that the working teams of both sides can effectively implement these consensus and seriously discuss how to resolve their differences. Therefore, China earnestly hopes that the two sides work teams can strictly implement the consensus of the heads of state of the two countries.
Q: I want to ask another question from another angle. The heads of state of China and the United States made a very positive call yesterday. Hours later, however, the United States filed a lawsuit accusing China of economic espionage, and the United States seems to have acted differently. Does China think that the US side is sincere in settling trade issues?
A: I just made it clear that President Trump expressed the desire of the United States to resolve their differences through dialogue when he spoke with President Xi Jinping yesterday. We believe that this aspiration is in the interests of the United States, China and the international community.
The leaders of the two countries also agreed yesterday that the two sides work teams should strictly implement these consensus. Therefore, we hope that the working teams of the two countries will strictly follow the Leadersinstructions, implement these consensus, and really do something conducive to promoting Sino-US relations and bringing real well-being to business circles and consumers of the two countries.