AFP: China and the Vatican are expected to to renew a deal on bishop appointment. Could you share more information about it? China's position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear. This is not only a humanitarian issue but also poses a serious threat to the international peace. We urge the U.S. side to meet China half way, manage differences on the basis of mutual respect, expand cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit and promote the healthy and steady development of China-U.S. relations. Do you know the growth rate of population in Canada? Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesman, put himself at the centre of a global spotlight after he launched an “appalling” and “outrageous” attack on Australia yesterday. We hope that young people in both countries will carry forward the two sides' traditional friendship and contribute to creating brighter prospects in bilateral relations. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China. What is China's comment? Zhao Lijian: Japan is China's close neighbor. Harmonious co-existence between the two sides is vital to regional peace, stability and development. Phoenix TV: On the evening of November 22, a U.S. charter plane landed at Songshan airport, Taiwan, China. In 1972, two giant pandas, Lan Lan and Kang Kang, traveled far to reach Japan, capturing people's hearts and starting a panda craze. From 2010 to 2018, the population of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang rose from 10.17 million to 12.72 million, an increase of 2.55 million or 25%, which is about twice the increase of the whole Xinjiang population, which stood at 14%. Zhao Lijian: We condemn the attacks targeting civilians, mourn the victims and extend sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured. This is an objective fact and a basic norm governing international relations. Zhao Lijian: Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui delivered a keynote speech at the International Seminar on Joint Response to Terrorism under the New Circumstances held by the CIIS yesterday. I am not sure I quite understand. Through various perspectives, film-making methods and languages, the videos present the hand-in-hand cooperation by people in China and BRI partners to fight the virus, and stories of their contribution to local economic and social development. We urge Australia to face up to the problems, correct mistakes and create conditions for bringing bilateral relations back on track. The signing of the RCEP against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the severe global economic recession and rising unilateralism and protectionism is a strong boost to regional economic recovery and global economic growth. The US side should abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques, stop official exchanges and military contacts with Taiwan in any form, and stop words and deeds that undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and China-US relations, and refrain from going further down the wrong and dangerous path. But he also said that "that then requires you to go through a process of gathering information and of making sure that we've got the evidence that would support that kind of an allegation." Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks. Global Times: The award ceremony of the Second Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) Short Video Competition was held in Wuhan. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on April 9, 2020 2020/04/09 China Daily : According to media report s , a Finnish government official said on April 8 that a batch of surgical masks and respirator masks unloaded on April 7 from Guangzhou, China, have turned out to be unsuitable for use in medical environments. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on November 17, 2020 Reuters: The coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since September 2019, according to a study released by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan. Zhao Lijian: After eight years of negotiations, the RCEP was successfully signed yesterday, whichmarks the launch of a free trade area that covers the largest population, consists of the most diverse members, and has the largest potential for development. This shows that all parties are committed to multilateralism and free trade, firmly support an open, fair and win-win multilateral trading system, and stick to solidarity and cooperation in meeting challenges. On November 13 the Indian troops once again resorted to the unprovoked, deliberate and indiscriminate targeting of the civilian population along the LoC. Zhao Lijian: China deeply regrets the US insistence on withdrawing from the Treaty on Open Skies regardless of opposition from the international community. What's your expectations for China-ROK youth exchange? Canada's population growth rate in 2019 was 1.42%, and most of the increase came from immigrants. In response to the US erroneous act, China decides to impose visa restrictions on US individuals with egregious conducts on Tibet-related issues. I've also got a question for you. Coffee Meets Rice Dumplings is a story of deepening mutual understanding through BRI projects between the local communities and employees of Chinese companies in Ethiopia. The Paper: The U.S. State Department announced in a statement on November 22 its official withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies. The two journalists said they were questioned by relevant departments in China as part of a national security investigation. We support relevant authorities of the Hong Kong SAR government in fulfilling their duties according to law. The two sides signed an MOU on establishing a dialogue mechanism. They also congratulated China on the remarkable progress made in COVID-19 vaccine research and development, saying that they stand ready to facilitate cooperation on COVID-19 vaccine development and deployment together with China to form stronger synergy in global fight against the pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday said China firmly opposed any official or military interactions between the United States and Taiwan under any pretext. China News Service: According to the Chinese Consulate General in Osaka, giant panda Rauhin gave birth to a male cub at the zoo in Adventure World in Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture on November 22. The short video captured the delight of the Pakistani people, especially the people of Lahore, at the completion of the line. We urge the US side to stick to the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques, prudently handle Taiwan-related issues, … Since the hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops, the security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated severely, with frequent armed and violent incidents putting the life and property of Afghan people at great danger. Upon clicking the link, one is directed to a page with an article, and the headline reads, "WHO says evidence … Can you tell us if it has been already renewed today? The competition received more than 500 entries from nearly 80 countries, and over 60 won awards. CPEC, as a major pioneering project of the BRI, is important not only to the common development of China and Pakistan, but also to regional connectivity and common prosperity. China-Venezuela cooperation adheres to the principle of equality, mutual benefit and market principles. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian: Cooperation between China and Victoria under the BRI framework completely reasonable, lawful and aboveboard. In-Depth Coverage . Associated Press of Pakistan: Recently, Pakistan shared a dossier with the international community which has incriminating evidence of India harboring, training and financing terrorist networks that not only seek to destabilize Pakistan but also the disruption of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for which Pakistan is committed to implement. Zhao Lijian: The short video I mentioned just now is the Orange Line metro train in Lahore, the first subway project in Pakistan. We will release the information in due course once we have it. What is your comment? 2020/09/08. Do you have any comment? What is China's response? On your second question, as we made clear on multiple occasions, China firmly rejects the U.S. unwarranted oppression against Chinese companies. Taking to Twitter yesterday, Zhao tweeted a doctored photo of an Australian soldier with his knife pressed against an Afghan child’s throat. This move undermines military-to-military mutual trust and transparency between relevant countries, is not conducive to regional security and stability, and will negatively impact the international arms control and disarmament process. China Daily: On November 21, the Afghan capital Kabul was hit by two rounds of attacks, with 23 rockets killing at least 10 civilians and injuring 51. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China. Reuters: The Australian embassy and two Australian news bureaus have arranged two Australian journalists to leave China over what they say a serious concern regarding their security in the country. China will make legitimate and necessary responses in light of the developments. Taking Off at Any Time: Air Transport of Medical Supplies records how Chinese airlines supported other countries during the pandemic. The envoys visited the COVID-19 vaccine production monitoring room and were briefed on the research and development of COVID-19 vaccine, and had in-depth exchanges on issues of their interest. We believe that this adorable cub, born during this extraordinary time, will bring joy to the Japanese people and bear witness to China-Japan friendship. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 19, 2020 (2020-06-19) Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 18, 2020 (2020-06-18) Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Remarks on Yang Jiechi's Meeting with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo (2020-06-18) Zhao Lijian: The China-ROK Friendship Youth Forum 2020 was co-hosted by the Chinese Embassy in the ROK and the Korea-China City Friendship Association. The one-China principle cannot be violated, and those who seek external interference to sabotage cross-Strait relations will end up hurting their own interests and suffering shameful failure. Zhao Lijian: India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. Zhao Lijian: China opposes all forms of terrorism and calls on the international community, regional countries in particular, to carry out counter-terrorism cooperation and safeguard collective security. The growth rate was also significantly higher than, or in fact 12.5 times that of the Han population, which stood at 2%, and about 18 times that of the Canadian population. We urge the U.S. to fully grasp the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question, abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques, immediately halt official exchanges and contacts in any form and handle Taiwan-related issues in a prudent and proper manner. 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