Ministry of Foreign Affairs:British ban on Huawei is to politicize commercial issues at any costBy yqqlm yqqlm
People’s Daily Online, Beijing, July 15 According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying held a regular press conference on the 15th. The record of the press conference is as follows:
The video conference of the”China Five Central Asian Countries” Foreign Ministers will be held on July 16, and will be chaired by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
China and Central Asian countries are linked by mountains and rivers, and the friendly relations continue for thousands of years, and the friendship of the people goes back to ancient times. In the face of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, China and Central Asian countries worked together to help each other, and carried out effective anti-epidemic cooperation, vividly interpreting the core essence of the high-level strategic partnership between the two sides. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will have in-depth discussions with the five foreign ministers of Central Asia on issues such as strengthening cooperation in combating epidemics, promoting economic recovery, maintaining regional security, and close international cooperation. We believe that this meeting will help China’s relations with the five Central Asian countries to develop further.
Global Times reporter:O’Brien, assistant to the US President’s National Security Affairs, published a signed article in the”Washington Post” on July 13th that Marxism-Leninism believed by the Communist Party of China believes that individuals have no intrinsic value. Is just a tool for realizing national interests. He also said that the details of the Chinese Communist Party’s suppression of Uyghurs are heartbreaking and reflect Marxism-Leninism’s contempt for individual natural persons. As long as China continues to commit human rights violations, the US government will respond. What is China’s comment?
Hua Chunying:Mr. O’Brien should read Marxist-Leninist works. The people’s position is precisely the fundamental political position of Marxist parties. One of the most basic views of historical materialism is that the masses of people are the creators of history and the real driving force for historical progress. The Communist Party of China always represents the fundamental interests of the vast majority of the Chinese people, always seeks benefits for the vast majority of working people, serves the people wholeheartedly, insists on relying on the people, doing everything for the people, putting the people first, and always regards the interests of the people as everything Starting point and ending point. Because of this, the Communist Party of China has enjoyed more than 90%of people’s satisfaction and support for many years, and has led China to become the only country that has not developed into the world’s second largest economy through war, colonization, and slavery in recent decades. The Chinese Communist Party insists on the supremacy of the people and the supremacy of life, which is in sharp contrast to the”political self-interest supremacy” and”capital supremacy” of the American political parties. It is for this reason that under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people have achieved great strategic results in combating the epidemic of the new crown pneumonia and have protected the lives and health of the Chinese people to the greatest extent. And we see that the number on the”Death Bell” in the United States is still increasing day by day. Behind every cold number is a fresh life. We are heartbroken for the American people.
With regard to the Xinjiang-related issues, we have pointed out many times that some people in the US have made the biggest lie of this century on Xinjiang-related issues. The so-called”millions of Uighurs were detained” were prepared by the anti-China organization funded by the US National Democracy Foundation and the backbone of the”Xinjiang Education Training Center Research Group” established by the US intelligence agency. In this regard, the American Independent News website has already disclosed.
Facts speak louder than words. Over the past 40 years, the Uyghur population in Xinjiang Autonomous Region has increased from 5.55 million to 11.68 million, more than twice the number 40 years ago. Every 530 Muslims in Xinjiang have a mosque, and the total number of mosques is more than ten times that of the United States. People of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang live happily and breathe freely. Have Americans seen such racial repression and oppression? As for the U.S.’s false accusation that Xinjiang Muslims are under close surveillance, millions of CCP members live in Uyghur homes. The fact is that in recent years, Xinjiang has carried out”national unity and one family” activities, and the majority of cadres who have been engaged in marriage have reached the grassroots level, sharing hardships with the common people and solving their actual needs for production, living, employment, schooling, and medical treatment. For more than three years, they have donated 9.87 to the people of all ethnic groups More than 100 million yuan, more than 51.12 million donations, more than 18.87 million real and good things, are warmly welcomed by the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. This is also a concrete manifestation of the Chinese Communist Party and the people of all ethnic groups who have a deep relationship with the waters and the Chinese government puts the people in the heart and does practical things for the people. American politicians do not care about the suffering of ordinary people, only their own political interests, and they certainly cannot understand all this.
Looking at the United States again, ethnic minorities in the United States have long been bullied and rejected, faced long-term, widespread, and systematic discrimination in various fields such as politics, economy, culture, and social life, and suffered racial repression and persecution. . As far as American Indians are concerned, the US government has long enforced policies of forced genocide, segregation, and assimilation. In the nearly 100 years since the founding of the United States, the United States has expelled and killed Indians through the Westward Movement. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Indian population within the United States had plummeted from 5 million to 250,000. Today, the number of Indians in the United States accounts for only 2%of the total population of the United States. After the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, the prevalence of African-Americans is more than five times that of whites, and the mortality rate is much higher than that of whites, which highlights racial inequality in the United States. The large-scale protests triggered by Freud’s death once again revealed that the long-term and systematic serious racial discrimination in the United States has brought the American minority to the point of”cannot breathe”, which in our opinion is very Heartbreaking.
Regarding all kinds of fallacies concerning human rights issues involving China, China has released”Various Myths and Facts about Human Rights Issues Related to China”, both in Chinese and English versions, and I have brought many books today, Everyone is welcome to pick up after the meeting and read it carefully. In particular, American journalists and friends are welcome to promote the various fallacies and facts about human rights issues involving China to people from all walks of life in the United States, all of which are facts.
British independent TV news reporter:”Global Times” social commentary article said that in response to the decision to ban Huawei in the UK, China needs to make the necessary countermeasures and publicly hurt the UK. Does this represent the position of the Chinese government? Does the British decision mean that the possibility of signing a trade agreement with China after Brexit no longer exists?
Hua Chunying:Without any conclusive evidence, the British side used unreasonable risks as an excuse to cooperate with the United States to discriminate and exclude Chinese companies, and openly violated market economic principles and free trade rules. This violates the relevant commitments already made by the British side, seriously damages the legitimate interests of Chinese enterprises, and severely impacts the foundation of mutual trust in Sino-British cooperation. China strongly opposes this. This is not a problem for an enterprise or an industry. It is a problem that the British side highly politicizes business and technology issues at any cost. It is a problem that the security of Chinese investment in the UK is more clearly threatened. It is whether we can maintain openness to the British market. Confidence in fairness and non-discrimination. We are seriously concerned about this. China will fully and seriously evaluate this incident and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
Shenzhen Satellite TV reporter:According to reports, US President Trump publicly admitted at the White House press conference on the 14th that he persuaded many countries not to use Huawei, saying that they want to do business with the United States. Don’t use Huawei, otherwise it will affect the relations between the countries concerned and the United States. What is China’s comment?
Hua Chunying:This can only prove once again that the decision to ban Huawei has nothing to do with national security, but a highly political manipulation. Also let the world see clearly that it is not China but the United States that is intimidating, intimidating, and provoking everywhere.
BBC reporter:You said that China has the right to protect the interests of its own companies. What punishment measures will China take for the UK’s decision to ban Huawei?
Hua Chunying:I have just said that this is not a problem for an enterprise or an industry, but it is a problem that the British side highly politicizes commercial and technical issues at any cost. It is China. The issue of more obvious threats to investment security in the UK is our confidence in whether the UK market can remain open, fair and non-discriminatory. China will fully and seriously evaluate this incident and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
In the past 20 years, the UK and Huawei have carried out very good cooperation, certainly not for the benefit of Huawei, but for the benefit of the British side itself. Similarly, if the British side decides to ban Huawei, it will also damage the British side’s own interests. The world is large, and the UK is relatively small. I think this ban will not prevent Huawei from growing and growing.
CCTV reporter:It is understood that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has donated a batch of anti-epidemic materials to the Islamic Cooperation Organization. Can you confirm and introduce the specific situation?
Hua Chunying:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China donated a batch of anti-epidemic materials to the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC). On July 14, this batch of materials was delivered to the OIC through the Chinese embassy in Saudi Arabia Secretariat to reflect the support for the epidemic prevention work of the Secretariat.
The new pneumonia epidemic has impacted both China and Islamic countries. Both China and Islamic countries fate together and fight side by side. At the most difficult time for China to fight the epidemic, the Islamic countries have given us valuable help. China has also voted for Li, actively helping Islamic countries fight the epidemic. In addition to providing materials to the OIC secretariat, China also provided 60 million masks, 6 million test kits, more than 2000 ventilators, and 10 million sets of protective clothing to 54 Islamic countries through bilateral channels in the first half of this year. Anti-epidemic materials such as goggles and gloves, and share anti-epidemic experience and technology without reservation. China is willing to continue to strengthen cooperation with Islamic countries and OIC, work together to fight against the epidemic, and jointly contribute to the maintenance of people’s lives and health and global public health.
I want to emphasize that the assistance between China and the Islamic countries is mutual, and it is a reflection of the friendly and sincere feelings between the people of both sides, and it has no political purpose.
Beijing Daily reporter:According to reports, the number of China-Europe trains in the first half of this year has increased significantly, with a total of more than 5,000. Can you further introduce the operation of the China-Europe train during the epidemic?
Hua Chunying:Since the outbreak of New Coronary Pneumonia, global logistics have been poor and trade has shrunk. Against this background, land transport corridors such as the”China-Europe Train” have shown strong momentum. The”China-Europe Train” has maintained normal and stable operation, promoted the cross-border flow of goods and services and the resumption of production and production of enterprises, reducing the impact of the epidemic. The impact and influence brought about by the cooperation between China and Europe’s industrial chain and supply chain have played a good role in the new artery of international transportation.
During the epidemic, the number of”China-Europe trains” has increased against the trend. According to the news released by China National Railway Group, the number of China-Europe trains increased significantly in the first half of the year, with a total of 5,122 trains, an increase of 36%year-on-year, and 1,169 trains in June, a record high. As far as I understand, China-Europe trains shipped 3.67 million pieces of international cooperation in epidemic prevention materials, totaling 27,000 tons, and the total amount of goods shipped reached 461,000 TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 41%, and delivered to Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic , Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lithuania and other countries, and these countries are used as nodes to distribute to more European countries, effectively and effectively promoting the anti-epidemic cooperation between China and Europe and the countries along the route. Sino-European trains have become”life channels” and”fate bonds” for anti-epidemic cooperation among countries.
The China-Europe train is an important result of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” by all parties. In the next step, China will make joint efforts with all parties to further enhance the capacity and efficiency of China-Europe trains on the basis of ensuring the normal and orderly operation of China-Europe trains, and continue to expand international logistics cooperation between China and Europe and countries along the route.
China Daily reporter:We saw reports that China’s imports and exports to ASEAN continued to grow in the first half of this year, and ASEAN became China’s largest trading partner. Can you confirm and introduce the specific situation?
Hua Chunying:The State Council Information Office held a press conference yesterday, and a spokesperson for the General Administration of Customs has already introduced the specific situation. In the first half of this year, China’s imports and exports to ASEAN continued to grow, and ASEAN became China’s largest trading partner. At the same time, China has maintained ASEAN’s largest trading partner status for 11 consecutive years. What is even more commendable is that under the circumstances of the spread of the epidemic in the world, the total import and export value of China and ASEAN increased by 5.6%in the first half of the year, which shows the great potential and strong resilience of China-ASEAN cooperation.
Since this year, China and ASEAN countries have been working hard to promote friendly cooperation between the two sides to a new level while fighting against the epidemic. In May, China and ASEAN countries issued the”Joint Statement of the Ministers of Economy and Trade on Combating the New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic and Strengthening Free Trade Cooperation”, which is committed to maintaining the stability of the industrial chain supply chain and promoting regional economic and social recovery and development, reflecting the high level of mutual trust cooperation between the two sides. .
Currently, the world economy is facing downward pressure. China is willing to continue to strengthen communication with ASEAN countries, coordinate anti-epidemic cooperation and economic and social development, strengthen the integration of the “Belt and Road” initiative and ASEAN development planning, and promote new progress in regional cooperation. To inject stronger momentum into building a closer China-ASEAN community of shared destiny.
Reporter from Bloomberg:China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it will take strong countermeasures against the signing of the US “Hong Kong Autonomy Act”, including sanctions against US personnel and entities. Can you provide more information?
Hua Chunying:The United States ignored the solemn representations of China and signed the so-called”Hong Kong Autonomy Act” passed by the United States. The US law case maliciously denigrates Hong Kong’s national security legislation, threatens to impose sanctions on China, and seriously violates international law and basic norms of international relations. It is gross interference in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs. The Chinese government firmly opposes this and strongly condemns it.
The formulation and implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of National Security in Hong Kong fully complies with the relevant provisions of the Chinese Constitution and the Hong Kong Basic Law, and will provide institutional and legal guarantees for the stability of the”one country, two systems” system and facilitate maintenance. National sovereignty, security, and development interests are conducive to safeguarding Hong Kong’s long-term stability and long-term prosperity and stability, and are unanimously supported and endorsed by all Chinese people, including the vast majority of Hong Kong compatriots.
Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. Hong Kong affairs are purely China’s internal affairs, and no foreign country has the right to interfere. China is unswerving in its determination and will to safeguard national sovereignty, safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, and oppose external forces to interfere in Hong Kong’s affairs. The US side’s attempts to obstruct the implementation of Hong Kong’s national security law will never succeed. In order to safeguard its own legitimate interests, China will make the necessary response and impose sanctions on relevant US personnel and entities. We urge the US to correct its mistakes, refrain from implementing the so-called”Hong Kong Autonomy Act” and stop interfering in any way in China’s internal affairs, including Hong Kong affairs. If the United States does what it wants, China will definitely respond.
India Press Trust:Can you provide more information about the talks between the commanders of the Chinese and Indian border defense forces yesterday?
Hua Chunying:On July 14, the border defense forces of China and India held the fourth round of military-level talks. On the basis of the consensus and implementation of the first three rounds of military-level talks, the two sides have made positive progress in promoting the further disengagement of front-line troops in the western section of the border and easing the border situation. It is hoped that the Indian side and the Chinese side will move towards each other, implement the consensus reached by both parties with practical actions, and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in the border area.
Reuters reporter:The New York Times said on Tuesday that it will move the digital news center in Hong Kong to Seoul, South Korea, saying that the National Security Act of Hong Kong has caused great uncertainty in its operations and news reports. Sex. What is China’s comment?
Hua Chunying:How the New York Times arranges its employees and operations is their own business. We do not comment on the internal arrangements of foreign media.
I want to emphasize that China has stated on many occasions that Hong Kong’s national security regulations govern four types of crimes that seriously endanger national security, punish a very small number, and protect the vast majority. The rights and interests enjoyed by the majority of Hong Kong citizens, foreign institutions and personnel including foreign media in Hong Kong in accordance with law are not affected in any way. As long as you follow the law and report according to the law, there is no need to worry.
We have always been open and welcoming to foreign media coverage in China. My colleagues and I have been doing our utmost to provide all possible facilities for foreign media coverage in China and foreign journalists’ lives in China. . We hope that the countries concerned can also facilitate the reporting and life of Chinese media in their countries.
Agence France-Presse:Article 54 of the Hong Kong National Security Law stipulates that the management of foreign media organizations should be strengthened. Will the visa policy of foreign journalists stationed in Hong Kong change after the implementation of this law?
Hua Chunying:Visa affairs are the sovereignty of a country. The HKSAR Government has the right to make decisions on visa applications based on the”One Country, Two Systems” and the Hong Kong SAR Basic Law.
Reuters reporter:US President Trump said in an interview that he is not interested in the second stage of economic and trade negotiations with China. Is the second phase of the Sino-US economic and trade agreement negotiations dead?
Hua Chunying:You mentioned that President Trump said that he was not interested in the negotiation of the economic and trade agreement. I don’t know if this is his sincerity. I have not heard that China and the United States are negotiating the second stage of the economic and trade agreement. If you do not understand the situation, you need to ask the competent authority.
Reuters reporter:Do you think British companies in China need to worry about Chinese countermeasures against them?
Hua Chunying:I have explained very clearly about the British side’s use of unreasonable risks as an excuse to cooperate with the United States to discriminate and exclude Chinese companies without any conclusive evidence. China’s position. This is a more obvious threat to the safety of Chinese investment in the UK. It is also a question of our confidence in whether the UK market can remain open, fair and non-discriminatory. China will fully and seriously evaluate this incident and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
There is a saying in China,”Grow melons to get melons, grow beans to get beans.” Any decision and action will have to pay a price. I have noticed that many British companies, including the British Chamber of Commerce and British Telecom companies, have clearly expressed their opposition to the British government’s decision. The British government should take this issue seriously. Can the British side maintain its independent status, or is it willing to become a vassal of the United States and win the chest for the United States? The British government is responsible for making choices that are in the best interest of the British people.
Hong Kong China Press Agency reporter:According to reports, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on the 14th that preliminary economic data for the second quarter showed that Singapore’s GDP fell by a record 41.2%from the previous quarter. Shocked by the new crown epidemic, Singapore faces the worst economic recession since its founding. Before China and Singapore announced the establishment of”fast track”, will China also take measures to help Singapore achieve economic recovery in the context of the normalization of epidemic prevention and control?
Hua Chunying:Affected by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the economies of various countries are facing downward pressure to varying degrees. China, together with countries in the region including Singapore, is committed to promoting economic and social recovery while normalizing the prevention and control of epidemics. China and Singapore are the first to establish a”fast track” to promote the exchange of necessary personnel between the two sides, and jointly promote the smooth flow of the regional supply chain industry chain, which has become a new bright spot in China-Singapore relations, reflecting the strategic and forward-looking nature of China-Singapore relations. The partnership has injected new meaning.
Yesterday President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to reach a new important consensus on the next stage of the development of China-Singapore relations. China is willing to work together with New Zealand to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to actively implement the consensus of the leaders, continue to coordinate the anti-epidemic cooperation and development cooperation, deepen the joint construction of the”Belt and Road”, and help the economic development of the two countries. The regional economic recovery has made due contributions.
Reporter from Reuters:If other countries adopt similar policies to Huawei against Britain, will they also face retaliatory measures?
Hua Chunying:Your question involves the judgment of governments of various countries. Huawei has established good cooperative relations with more than 170 countries. A reporter asked just now that President Trump publicly stated that he pressured various countries, saying that if he wants to cooperate with the United States, he cannot cooperate with Huawei. This is a naked threat and everyone sees it clearly. I believe that the vast majority of national leaders have the wisdom to make their own judgments and will make decisions based on the merits of the matter that best suits the interests of the people and enterprises of their country and take corrective actions. We have enough confidence in this.
Everyone also sees that despite the US suppression, the pace of development of Chinese companies and China has not stopped. We do not want to retaliate against a certain country for taking inadequate measures against Chinese companies due to the intimidation of the United States. What we want is to cooperate with all countries on the principles of equality, mutual benefit, reciprocity, and win-win. Hope to see. Revenge is not what we seek, we are seeking win-win cooperation. You can tell the British government that they are a minority and they are on the opposite side of the international community.
Russo-Tass News Agency:US Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific Affairs Shi Dawei said that the United States may sanction Chinese officials and enterprises on the South China Sea issue. What’s China’s response?
Hua Chunying:Shi Dawei’s remarks once again exposed the United States’ fear of unrest in the South China Sea, its efforts to provoke relations between the countries in the separated regions and China, and its attempts to disrupt the efforts of China and ASEAN countries to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. . The U.S. blatantly violated its unsatisfied commitment on the issue of sovereignty over the South China Sea. On the one hand, it sent large-scale advanced military aircraft and warships to the South China Sea to continue its provocation. On the other hand, it issued so-called statements that undermine the efforts of regional countries to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea. The United States has not joined the”United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” so far. It has frequently”broken the contract and withdrew from the group” internationally. The US approach will only make the world more aware of the US hypocrisy and hegemony.
I also saw that recently the US Secretary of Defense said that good faith does not guarantee freedom, and the United States speaks with strength in the South China Sea. If you only speak with strength, how is this different from the”jungle law” of the animal kingdom? If there is only strength and no goodwill, then the stronger the strength, the more scourge. Over the years, who is the guardian of peace, the anchor of stability, who is the troublemaker, and the source of chaos and turmoil, everyone sees it very clearly.
On the South China Sea issue, China will continue to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty, security, and legitimate rights and interests, resolutely maintain regional peace and stability, and resolutely maintain the friendly and cooperative relations between China and regional countries. It is hoped that the United States will not go further and further on the wrong path, and truly act like a big country, and play a constructive role in maintaining regional peace and stability.
As for the United States threatening sanctions, the United States, as the world’s most developed and powerful country and the only superpower, frequently sanctions or threatens sanctions, which inevitably makes people feel sad. I hope sanctions are not the most dazzling label the United States has left to the world. The US should reflect on its policies. China is not afraid of threats. The tree is quiet and the wind is constant. If the United States wants to make waves, then let the storms get stronger.