the Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei held a regular press conference
, March 1, 2012, Department of State to speak Hong Lei held a regular press conference.
Q: It is reported that between Iran and the six-nation talks is expected to resume recently, the Chinese What is your view on when to resume talks?
A: China has all along maintained close communication with the Iranian nuclear six-party. We hope all parties to seize the current opportunity to restart the dialogue process as soon as possible, and promote the Iranian nuclear issue back on the track of dialogue and negotiations.Question: According to reports, the World Bank released a report on the 29th, China achieved remarkable results in poverty reduction, made a great contribution to global poverty reduction. Since 1981-2008, the number of Chinese out of poverty to 660 million. Most developing countries living in extreme poverty rate dropped from 41 percent in 1981 to 25 percent in 2008 to achieve the UN’s commitment to reduce the number of extreme poverty by 2015 half of the target, mainly due to China’s contribution. What is your comment?
A: The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has successfully achieved the objectives such as halving poverty. However, China remains a developing country still faces many challenges. China has been in the framework of South-South cooperation, in order to help other developing countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals to provide assistance within its capacity.
In recent years, although the international community in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) made some positive progress, but from a global point of view, to achieve that goal is still a long way to go on time in 2015. We hope the international community to fully implement the consensus reached by leaders of various countries in the UN Millennium Development Goals High-level Meeting on 2010, to concentrate our efforts to help Africa and LDCs, development and poverty reduction, and effectively promote the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
Q: According to reports, yesterday, Vietnam on the Chinese side in the Xisha Islands “harassment” of Vietnamese fishermen do lodged a protest. What is your comment?
A: China has indisputable sovereignty over the Xisha Islands and their adjacent waters, the Xisha sovereignty there is no dispute at. Recently, the Chinese departments concerned Vietnamese fishing boats for illegal fishing on inland waters in Xisha Islands, dealt with according to law, deportation, completely legitimate. Should be emphasized that the Chinese side in the enforcement process and the use of force, did not board the Vietnamese fishing, the report does not conform to the facts.
indeed Vietnamese fishermen in distress at sea, China has always been a humanitarian spirit, many times to provide assistance, the more side also thanked. Vietnam to earnestly respect China’s sovereignty over the Xisha Islands, to take effective measures to strengthen education and management of their fishermen to stop the illegal invasion and fisheries activities in order to safeguard the overall situation of Sino-Vietnam friendly relations.Question: The DPRK and the United States has issued a third high-level dialogue on consensus, as the Six-Party Talks, does China believe that the six-party talks can quickly restart? Answer: China appreciates the U.S. and the DPRK reaffirmed the commitments made in the performance of the 9.19 Joint Statement and take positive steps for. We welcome the DPRK and the U.S. to improve relations and to contribute to the maintenance of peace and stability on the peninsula. China is willing to make joint efforts with all parties concerned to continue to push forward the six-party talks to play a constructive role for the realization of the long-term stability of the Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
six-party talks on denuclearization of the peninsula and safeguard peace and stability on the peninsula, an important mechanism. China will maintain close communication with all parties concerned to continue to promote the early resumption of six-party talks, comprehensive and balanced implementation of the objectives identified by the 9.19 Joint Statement.Question: According to reports, the European Commission has proposed navigation carbon tax “will increase in June of this year, the development of global aviation and maritime transport industry carbon emissions tax collection and price list. What is your comment? Answer: As with many other countries, China is opposed to the European Union to take unilateral measures on international aviation, marine emissions. Proved unpopular unilateral approach of the European Union, also achieving the desired effects. The basic legal framework for international aviation and maritime emissions must be within the multilateral framework through full consultations to find a solution can not be divorced from the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention and its Kyoto Protocol, nor contrary to “common but differentiated responsibilities” principle and the principle of fairness. Hope the international community’s concern Europe squarely committed to solve the problem, rather than further complicate the issue.
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