International Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s Common Press Convention on November 23, 2022

Shenzhen TV: In accordance with stories, Indonesia’s Protection Minister Prabowo Subianto mentioned at a press convention with US Secretary of Protection Llyod Austin just lately that Indonesia is honored to be good buddies with each China and the US, and keep pleasant relations with each of them. What’s your touch upon this? 

Zhao Lijian: China and Indonesia are each main creating nations and representatives of rising economies. We share in depth mutual pursuits and a broad area for cooperation. Not way back, President Xi Jinping attended the seventeenth G20 Summit in Indonesia and met with President Joko Widodo. The 2 leaders reached the vital consensus of collectively constructing a China-Indonesia group with a shared future. The China-Indonesia high-level strategic cooperation has set a fantastic instance of main creating nations looking for to strengthen themselves by honest cooperation.

What the Protection Minister mentioned additionally factors to regional nations’ shared aspiration for openness and inclusiveness and opposition to being compelled to choose sides. The Asia-Pacific is a pacesetter of cooperation slightly than a chessboard for geopolitical contests. China is able to work with all events to strengthen dialogue and communication, strengthen solidarity and cooperation, and collectively defend regional peace and prosperity.

Xinhua Information Company: On November 21, a 5.6-magnitude quake hit Indonesia’s West Java Province. In accordance to stories, 268 folks have been killed within the quake so far. Will China present quake reduction help? 

Zhao Lijian: Yesterday, President Xi Jinping despatched a message of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. China and Indonesia are pleasant neighbors. China is able to present obligatory help and help for Indonesia’s catastrophe reduction. We imagine that the Indonesian folks will prevail over the catastrophe and shortly rebuild their dwelling.

Bloomberg: There are stories that Chinese language regulators allowed a Korean film to stream on-line in China for the primary time in six years. Is that this the results of the Chinese language and ROK leaders’ assembly on the G20? And can extra Korean reveals and films be permitted sooner or later?

Zhao Lijian: Throughout their bilateral assembly on the margins of the G20 Summit, President Xi Jinping and President Yoon Suk-yeol had an in-depth trade of views on China-ROK relations and worldwide and regional problems with mutual curiosity and reached a collection of vital widespread understandings, which have pointed the route for China-ROK relations. China is able to work with the ROK to observe by on the vital widespread understandings of the 2 presidents and deepen bilateral ties.

As to your questions, let me reiterate that there has by no means been a so-called ban on ROK leisure content material on China’s half. China is open to cultural and people-to-people trade with the ROK. In accordance with our information, over the course of this 12 months and final, China has launched a number of movies and TV collection from the ROK and made them out there to the Chinese language viewers. Cooperation is a two-way avenue. We hope the ROK facet will proceed to work with China for extra strong cultural trade and stronger mutual understanding and friendship between our two nations.

CNR: At a latest workshop co-sponsored by the China Nationwide House Administration (CNSA) and the United Nations Workplace for Outer House Affairs (UNOOSA), Niklas Hedman, performing director of UNOOSA, counseled China’s achievements in area exploration. Do you may have any remark?

Zhao Lijian: I recognize Mr. Hedman’s remarks. On November 21, the 2022 United Nations/China 2nd International Partnership Workshop on House Exploration and Innovation opened in Hainan. President Xi Jinping despatched a congratulatory letter to the occasion, which reveals the excessive significance China attaches to worldwide area cooperation and the function the UN performs on this endeavor.

Outer area is a site shared by humanity and area exploration is humanity’s widespread endeavor. China is dedicated to area exploration cooperation pushed by equality, mutual profit, peaceable use and inclusive improvement. We’ve got signed cooperation agreements with area businesses and organizations in a number of nations and areas and carried out cooperation tasks in varied varieties. Open to all UN member states, China’s area station is a crucial a part of the UN’s “Entry to House for All” initiative and widely known by all events.

China stands able to work with all nations and areas dedicated to the peaceable use of outer area to advance the constructing of a group with a shared future within the area of outer area and collectively lengthen the footprint of human civilization into the huge universe.

Related Press of Pakistan: In accordance with media stories, a high-level assembly has been requested to expedite implementation of CPEC tasks together with ML-1, KCR and early completion of Gwadar worldwide airport by Minister for Planning and Improvement Ahsan Iqbal. Do you may have any touch upon that?

Zhao Lijian: China has famous related stories. Minister Ahsan Iqbal has been deeply dedicated to CPEC cooperation, which is really appreciated. We’re able to work with Pakistan to observe by on the vital consensus reached by the leaders of the 2 nations throughout Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s go to to China and the outcomes of the assembly of the Joint Cooperation Committee of CPEC. We are going to speed up the constructing of main tasks and industrial cooperation beneath the CPEC framework, broaden cooperation areas and foster new highlights of cooperation, and construct CPEC into an illustration mission for high-quality Belt and Street cooperation, in order to carry extra advantages to the folks of the 2 nations.

MASTV: It’s reported that on November 21, NATO Secretary Normal Jens Stoltenberg mentioned that We see rising Chinese language efforts to manage our vital infrastructure, provide chains and key industrial sectors. He additionally claimed that “We can’t give authoritarian regimes any probability to use our vulnerabilities and undermine us”. What’s China’s remark? 

Zhao Lijian: NATO has been increasing its attain for the reason that finish of the Chilly Warfare. NATO has prolonged its collective defence clause to the domains of our on-line world and outer area, which needs to be dealt with by the UN and specialised worldwide establishments. It has additionally stepped up intervention throughout a full vary of civil domains together with local weather change, infrastructure, technological innovation, provide chains, well being and power. As a regional group, NATO wants to remain inside its geographical parameters and never try and impose guidelines that swimsuit itself or search to push and even cross the boundary. 

The worldwide industrial and provide chains come into form because of each the legislation of the market and the alternatives of companies. Lately, China has had sound and equal-footed cooperation in related fields with corporations and nations throughout completely different areas, together with these in NATO, which has enormously benefited folks on each side. Bringing ideological distinction into financial and commerce cooperation and drawing strains primarily based on values doesn’t serve the widespread pursuits of the worldwide group, and can solely backfire.

Beijing Youth Day by day: As we have now discovered, China held the Ministerial Dialogue on Police Capability Constructing and Cooperation with some South Pacific Island nations yesterday morning. Are you able to share extra particulars with us? 

Zhao Lijian: On November 22, the primary Ministerial Dialogue on Police Capability Constructing and Cooperation between China and a few South Pacific Island nations was held by way of videolink. Wang Xiaohong, Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Minister of Public Safety, and Anthony Veke, Minister of Coverage, Nationwide Safety and Correctional Companies of Solomon Islands, co-chaired the assembly and made keynote speeches. Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tonga and Papua New Guinea represented by police chiefs or deputy or performing chiefs attended and addressed the assembly.

China famous that President Xi Jinping’s group assembly with the leaders of Pacific Island nations (PICs) having diplomatic ties with China again in 2018 opened a brand new chapter in China-PICs relations. Pushed by the shared need for stability, cooperation and improvement, China hopes that such a dialogue will allow China and the PICs to construct much more pleasant partnerships, cooperate extra effectively and develop extra skilled legislation enforcement capability, in order to contribute to regional socioeconomic improvement. Representatives of the PICs on the assembly expressed their readiness to deepen police cooperation with China, and promote regional safety, improvement and prosperity.

With social stability and post-COVID financial restoration excessive on their agenda, the PICs look to the worldwide group for extra help and sources. As a accountable main nation, China has all the time been there for the PICs. We’re associate they’ll belief. China grows its relations with the PICs consistent with the rules of equality, mutual respect, win-win cooperation, openness and inclusiveness. China’s cooperation with the PICs is open and clear. Our cooperation is complementary and non-exclusive vis-a-vis current regional cooperation mechanisms. It doesn’t goal any nation and isn’t to be disrupted by any nation. China stays open to trilateral or multilateral cooperation with  developed nations within the PICs, which is able to profit all sides. 

MASTV: On November 22, a strong earthquake rattled Solomon Islands. What’s your touch upon that? Are there any Chinese language casualties reported? Will China present help for the nation?

Zhao Lijian: China has been following the earthquake in Solomon Islands. We’ve got expressed sympathies to the nation, and can present help and help to Solomon Islands in gentle of its want.

Within the wake of the earthquake, the Chinese language embassy in Solomon Islands instantly issued a consular discover, activated the contingency mechanism, and verified the security standing of Chinese language nationals and establishments. No Chinese language accidents have been reported to date.


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