Foreign Ministry: China urges U.S. to stop China Military Power Report released
March 26, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang’s Remarks on the U.S. released the “China military power report,” A reporter asked, said: The report published by the United States a serious distortion of facts to interfere in China’s internal affairs, China firmly opposes, and has side made solemn representations to the United States.
Agency issued Shili She BEIJING, March 26, according to Foreign Ministry news, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang held a regular 26 pm press conference on the U.S. published the “China military power report,” the Korean Peninsula situation, Sino-French relations, the Dalai clique spread the so-called “Tibet riot video” and other question and answer. Record the following:
Qin Gang: Good afternoon. I am now ready to answer your questions.
Q: 2009 United States Department of Defense recently released the “China military power report,” China’s reaction?
A: United States published the report, continue to render the so-called “China military threat theory”, a serious distortion of facts to interfere in China’s internal affairs, China firmly opposes, and has the U.S. made solemn representations.
China unswervingly follow the road of peaceful development, pursues a defensive national defense policy, is committed to safeguarding world peace and stability. We advise the U.S. side to respect this basic fact, abandon the Cold War mentality and prejudices, stop making so-called “China military power report,” and stop groundless accusations against China, in order to avoid further damage to Sino-US military relations.
Q: tomorrow will be held in Moscow, the SCO special international conference on Afghanistan, a few days the UN will hold a international conference on Afghanistan. Will China attend the UN conference on Afghanistan held? Who should attend? What do you expect of these two meetings the Chinese side? The second question, it was reported that the Chinese government has agreed to Taiwan as “Chinese Taipei” in the name of the World Health Assembly, please confirm.
A: On your first question, the last press conference I have announced that Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao will participate tomorrow in Moscow, Afghanistan, Shanghai Cooperation Organization Special International conference, Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei will attend the Hague in the Netherlands at the end of the international conference on Afghanistan.
widespread concern in the international community to Afghanistan. SCO members or observers are important countries in the region. China supports the Arab safeguarding independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, to achieve security, stability and economic reconstruction efforts, any benefit to this initiative and initiatives, China keeps an open mind, which is the Chinese delegation to participate in two meetings on Afghanistan reasons. We hope the international community, including the SCO members and observers of the joint efforts of Afghanistan to achieve lasting peace, stability and development, China will continue to play a role.
Regarding your question of Taiwan to join the WHA, General Secretary Hu Jintao has made it clear that the issue of Taiwan’s participation in activities of international organizations, without creating “two China” or “one China, one Taiwan.” premise, the two sides can make reasonable arrangements pragmatic negotiation. We believe that the two sides make joint efforts to create conditions, we can open up prospects for solving the problem. Taiwan and mainland China have the capability and wisdom to solve this problem.
Q: last week, the “Tibetan government in exile” released a Lhasa “3.14″ incident, armed police beat Tibetan video, a Chinese official said the video was fabricated, This is not China’s official position? China has said that foreign media have misunderstood the situation in Tibet, but China has allowed foreign reporters free trip to Tibet, do you think China’s policy led to a misunderstanding of the foreign media?
A: This video I watched the video, from the content point of view with an obvious editing, mistaken identity, substitution of the traces. Perhaps the Dalai clique learned from some Western media images of some editing skills.
I would like to point out that the “3.14″ incident by the Dalai clique organized, premeditated, carefully planned and instigated, inside and outside the “Tibetan separatist” forces acting in collusion with the violent fire vandalism crime. Riots in Lhasa caused severe damage to the local order, the local people’s lives and property caused serious losses. In insurgencies, the lives of 18 innocent people were killed, more than 380 innocent people were injured, 242 policemen and armed police officers and soldiers casualties, direct economic loss of nearly 3 billion yuan.
in the disposal of violent crimes in Lhasa, local police and police officers have always maintained the utmost restraint, according to the law firm to law enforcement, civil enforcement, not to carry and use any lethal weapons.
Dalai clique’s crimes evidence, the denial can not afford. At one year, they did not give up, not willing to defeat, continue to step up to split the motherland and undermining stability in Tibet activities. Dalai clique’s attempt in the past did not succeed, and will not succeed.
I also noticed that the Tibet Autonomous Region authorities responsible person on this so-called “video” commented. Dalai clique concocted and published the video’s intent is clear. Some of you concerned about some of the plot, but I want to ask you, in the “3.14″ incident, an anniversary, you also remember in that violent crime was burned alive and hacked to death of innocent people? Also remember a mob burned alive in plain clothing store five young girls? Also remember those who lost their children face the grief of the parents? I hope the media and objective understanding of “3.14″ incident, comprehensive and true coverage of “3.14″ incident of violent crimes.
“50 years of democratic reform in Tibet exhibition” Cultural Palace of Nationalities is being held, I suggest you go to a visit to this exhibition, you can make a comprehensive, in-depth, objective understanding of Tibet’s past, present and future. To help you understand the “3.14″ incident, I am here to give you a book and a CD-ROM, are on the “3.14″ truth. I have noted that some foreign media and websites broadcast the video Dalai clique. I encourage you to come up with a sense of justice, courage in your television, on your website is also broadcast on a broadcast I send you this disc.
Tibet is open, we welcome foreign correspondent friends to Tibet, but when to go, how many people can go to the local actual situation of Tibet, according to the reception capacity of local decisions. We have arranged trips for foreign reporters to Tibet in the future we will continue to do so.
Q: I have two questions. First, can you tell us why North Korea test-fired its satellites on the issue of such a provocative manner? Second, I have some follow up on the Tibetan issue. Thank you just the introduction, I also visited the exhibition on Tibet. About the video question, you said that the police did not use lethal weapons, but they use some force. Do you think that part of the video in the performance of the Tibetan police situation?
A: in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is consistent and clear. We hope relevant parties can proceed from the overall situation and properly resolve relevant issues to jointly safeguard and promote the six-party talks.
On your second question, the person in charge of the Tibet Autonomous Region has responded, I have answered the questions. Distorted rumor is the Dalai clique has always been to use the trick.
Q: or on the DPRK. The United States if North Korea launched a rocket that would be provocation and violation of Council resolutions. If North Korea on this issue did violate the Security Council resolution, will China be considered together with other countries to impose sanctions against the DPRK?
A: At this stage, we hope all parties concerned should exercise restraint and calm, and do more to help maintain and promote the Six-Party Talks is conducive to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia peace and stability. China is ready to maintain communication on this and all parties concerned.
Q: France ready in April and May were several former government officials to visit China. How do you evaluate the status of Sino-French relations? China is going to France by visiting representatives of the French side as to what requirements?
A: China has always attached great importance to the smooth development of Sino-French relations in a healthy, always make active efforts. You mentioned a former French government officials will visit China, you may refer to former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Raffarin and others. They are an old friend of Chinese people, has long been committed to promoting China-France relations. Chinese people welcome them to visit China. China is willing and committed to friendly cooperation with France, France sectors who work together to promote the Sino-French ties.
Q: or on the DPRK. There are reports that North Korea has missiles or rockets installed on the launch pad, toward the direction of the Chinese side of this yet? Whether this is China maintains contact with the DPRK?
A: We have noticed relevant reports, the DPRK said that it has to do with relevant international organizations informed. We hope relevant parties to exercise restraint and calm, the overall situation more conducive to safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula, China is ready to play a constructive role.
Q: China’s human rights report released after the United States, China has issued human rights record as the U.S. response. The United States issued the annual “China military power report”, the Chinese side will express “U.S. military report” as a response? The second question, the U.S. Congress to commemorate the “Taiwan Relations Act” 30 anniversary of the motion, the Chinese side has expressed anger. Will China take concrete measures to deal with the U.S. move?
A: on the U.S. military and the U.S. global military expansion, the world clearly, but also with China released a report it?
I want to stress that we firmly oppose the U.S. groundless accusations that the Chinese side, gross interference in China’s internal affairs, hopes the U.S. side from the overall situation of Sino-US military relations, respect China’s core interests and major concerns to safeguard and promote the development of Sino-US military relations and make active efforts to take practical measures.
Taiwan question is the core of Sino-US relations, the most sensitive issue, we urge the United States adhere to the one-China policy, observe the three joint communiques, oppose ‘Taiwan independence’ commitment to practical action to support peaceful development of cross-strait relations.
Q: United States issued the “China military power report,” said that although cross-strait relations has become more moderate, but the mainland’s military threat to Taiwan has not eased. You just said that China opposes the United States published the “China military power report,” it is said that the mainland’s military threat to Taiwan has been gradually easing, or does not exist?
A: cross-strait relations, please refer to the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.
Q: the United States, “China Military Power Report,” in reference to China’s Hainan Island has established a new naval base stationed equipped with ballistic missile submarine force. Please confirm. Construction of the naval base What is the purpose? The second issue, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recently pointed out that North Korea food situation is deteriorating. What is your comment? Have been or plan to increase food aid to North Korea?
A: is the sacred duty of the Chinese armed forces to defend national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, including China’s maritime rights and interests. Regarding your specific question, please refer to the Ministry of Defense.
whether the lack of Korean food, the DPRK know. China and the DPRK are friendly neighbors, China has been in the DPRK within its capacity to provide assistance, including food.
Q: President Hu Jintao at the Group of Twenty summit in London held a bilateral meeting with the leaders of the list is not French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Does this mean that the two leaders will not make contact? Or that the summit would be a break?
A: I just said, China attaches great importance to bilateral relations. Sino-French relations at present difficulties, because we all know, China is not responsible. We hope France will face China’s principled position on China’s interests and concerns to make a positive, proactive response to improving and developing China-France relations to create the necessary conditions.
If there are no other questions, thank you. Goodbye!
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