February 22, 2012, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei presided over cases OK reporters.
, recently a China Taiwan and the mainland crew of Panamanian freighter in Lagos, Nigeria, Hong Kong suffered pirate attacks, please tell us the situation and the Department of State work done.
A: the morning of February 14 local time, the Panamanian-registered freighter “dimension” in Lagos, Nigeria anchorages outside of harbor was eight armed pirates on board robbery, causing the crew casualties and property losses. The crew issued a distress signal near the foreign warships to aid the pirates fled.
Chinese Consulate General in Lagos after receiving the report, staff rushed to the port, to visit and condolences of all the Chinese crew, including the Taiwanese crew, guide the crew to get security; to help contact the ship East Company, the crew sent the company and the local shipping agents, the relevant aspects of the deal with the aftermath; urged the Nigerian side to send armed police to ensure that Chinese personnel and ship safety, and increase efforts to solve the case to punish the murderers. The local police have stepped up the protection of the attacked cargo ships. Taiwan and the mainland crew in a timely manner to the Consulate General thanked warm relief. Q:
deny the impact of the Nanjing Massacre by the Mayor of Nagoya, Japan, Nanjing has announced the suspension of official contacts between the Nagoya municipal government. What is your comment? The event will affect Sino-Japanese relations and other exchanges in the fields?
A: Mayor of Nagoya, Japan to deny the Nanjing Massacre, China has publicly stated the solemn position, while the Japanese side proposed representations to indicate serious concern. Nanjing to make the decision to suspend contacts with Nagoya City officials expressed understanding and support. We will pay close attention to the situation.
this year is the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations and Sino-Japanese nationals exchange Friendship Year “. We hope Japan will abide by the principles of the four political documents, and future-oriented spirit, the spirit of learning from history, joint efforts with China to promote the Sino-Japanese relations in a healthy and stable development of such an important year. This is consistent with the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples.
Q: China has not yet decided whether to attend the meeting of the Friends of the Syrian main consideration is what? Some countries may provide weapons to the armed factions in Syria, and China have any comment?
Answer: China is still the meeting the role and mechanism for further study.
on some of the countries you mentioned may be armed Syrian armed factions, I would like to point out that, in the current situation, the correct orientation of the parties concerned should focus on the Middle East peace and stability, and peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis , to make greater efforts to ease tensions, promote a political settlement to avoid further escalation of violent conflict.
Q: South Korean leaders believe that in dealing with illegal immigrants from the DPRK failed to comply with the relevant international conventions. The ROK and said considering the submission of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss the issues. What is your comment?
A: You mentioned that the Koreans are not refugees, but to go to China for economic reasons, are illegal immigrants. China has consistently under domestic law, international law and humanitarian principles, prudent, and properly handle the illegal immigration of Koreans to meet the interests of all parties and international practice. Human Rights Council is not the occasion to discuss the above issues. We are opposed to the problem of refugees, international, political.
Q: The Chinese side believes that the “Syrian” Friends in Council should be the role of?
A: China has always advocated, in a peaceful and proper solution to Syria, the international community should play an active and constructive role.
Q: Does China think the DPRK-US high-level dialogue will help tomorrow’s resumption of the Talks?
Answer: to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula denuclearization of the peninsula to the common interests of all parties concerned, the common expectation of the international community. China always holds that the Six-Party Talks is an effective platform for balanced solutions to the concerns of all parties to realize denuclearization of the peninsula and safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula. Hope all parties concerned to maintain the momentum of dialogue and contact, and continue to work to resolve their differences through dialogue and negotiation, to accumulate and create conditions for the early resumption of six-party talks. The Chinese side is willing to work with the parties to continue to play a constructive role.
Q: Recently, the Taiwan authorities’ so-called “Minister of Economic Affairs to come to Germany, France, than the activities, to actively seek and the EU signed an economic cooperation agreement. Taiwan’s new “in the United Kingdom on behalf of said recently that Taiwan is committed to the substantive relations with non-diplomatic allies” official “and” on behalf of the Government of actively seeking to participate in the function of specialized agencies in a variety of inter-governmental international organizations and United Nations system. What is your comment?
A: I countries having diplomatic relations in Taiwan to carry out non-governmental economic and trade, cultural exchanges is no objection, but opposes any official exchanges or signed the protocol of an official nature, opposed to Taiwan to participate is limited to sovereign states, international organizations.
you just mentioned some people in Taiwan say the violations and to challenge the international community universally recognized principle of one China, it is very wrong and harmful. We hope and believe that the countries concerned to continue to abide by the one-China principle, and prudently handle Taiwan-related issues, and take concrete actions to support cross-strait relations and peaceful development.
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