The Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in China forwarded the contents of smearing China, Hua Chunying:Stop instigating relations between China and related countries
[Global Times-Global Net Reporter Li Sikun] January 5, 2021, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hua Chunying Host a regular press conference, part of the content is as follows.
Q:According to reports, on the 2nd, the US Embassy and Consulate in China Twitter account forwarded to the Western Hemisphere of the US Department of State The Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak’s tweet stated that the illegal fishing of sea cucumbers by the Chinese fleet globally has a negative impact on the local economy and fishermen’s livelihoods. What’s China’s comment on this?
Answer:China is a responsible fishery country, adheres to the path of green and sustainable development, attaches great importance to the scientific conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources, and actively joins the international community to crack down on illegal , Unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishery activities,”zero tolerance” for violations of ocean fishing boats, implement strict ocean fishery supervision, strengthen international cooperation, and jointly combat illegal fishing and promote the sustainable development of fishery resources. A lot of fruitful work has been done. China strictly fulfills its obligations under the”United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” and the multilateral fisheries agreements it has joined, and in accordance with relevant regional fisheries organization management measures in the relevant high seasIn fishing, the performance of the contract has been well received by all fishery organizations. China also enters fishing in its exclusive economic zone in accordance with bilateral arrangements with relevant coastal countries, achieving good economic and social effects.
According to what we have learned from the competent authorities, sea cucumbers are not the species caught by Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels, and China has not found legally approved Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels.Sea Cucumber. The Chinese competent authority has noticed reports on the illegal fishing of sea cucumbers by individual ships and is conducting in-depth investigations on this. All parties are welcome to supervise Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels. If you have clues about Chinese ocean-going fishing vessels engaging in illegal fishing, please inform the Chinese competent authority. If it is found to be illegal, China will severely punish the fishing boats and affiliated enterprises with a”zero tolerance” attitude, and will never show any tolerance. At the same time, we also urge the US to stop malicious political manipulation and stop instigating relations between China and relevant countries.
I would also like to point out that the number of days the U.S. purse seine vessel has been operating in the high seas significantly exceeds the relevant fishery management The number of days specified by the organization, and it has been in violation for many years. The actions of the United States have aroused the concern of other members of the relevant organizations. The US should reflect on, review and correct its violations and give everyone a clear explanation.