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Should be invited President Hu Jintao, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will be January 9 to 11 state visit to China.

Q: Please brief us on ROK President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to China in talks on meeting arrangements, and the current China-ROK relations issues?

A: President Lee Myung-bak during his visit, President Hu will hold talks with President Lee, Chairman Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao will meet with President Lee. The two sides will co-ROK relations and international and regional issues of concern to exchange views.

China and the ROK are important neighbors to maintain a steady and healthy development of China-ROK relations between the two countries and two peoples’ fundamental interests, but also conducive to promoting regional peace, stability and development. The current China-ROK relations have developed well this year is the anniversary of established diplomatic ties 20 years of friendly exchanges between China and South Korea, bilateral relations are facing important opportunities for development. The Chinese side attaches great importance to the visit of President Lee Myung-bak, South Korea is willing to work together, through this visit, to further enhance mutual political trust, deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields and promote further China-ROK strategic cooperative partnership forward.

Q: The U.S. will implement the new Iran sanctions, China is seeking oil trade with Iran to prevent the Chinese companies involved in the sanctions?

A: China has always maintained that sanctions were not easing tensions, the Iranian nuclear issue to resolve fundamental way, dialogue and negotiation is the only correct way. China is opposed to a country to its domestic law above international law, on the other countries of unilateral sanctions. Like many other countries, China and Iran maintained a normal, open and transparent trade and energy exchanges, these transactions do not violate United Nations Security Council resolutions should not be affected.

Q: It is reported that two Indian business people has been illegally detained in Yiwu, the Indian Consulate General in Shanghai consular officials in Yiwu, a court order to provide consular assistance to Indian business is subject to ill-treatment, please confirm. What is your response?

A: China has always attached importance to protecting legitimate business in China’s foreign trade interests of staff. You mentioned two Indians and has now been placed in hotels, freedom of movement, they took local police and other security measures. Related case is under investigation.

On your face consular officials in India, I would like to point out that China has always strictly follow the Consulate-General Consular officers are prohibited from eating in Yiwu, and medication during the siege, and reports from the truth.

I would like to stress that China is a country ruled by law, China attaches importance to friendly relations with India, the Chinese authorities in China and India has always been to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of citizens. With the case just because of disputes over economic cases, the Chinese judiciary is according to law. China hopes that India’s objective, fair treatment of this incident, and actively educate and guide India to China to trade personnel to comply with Chinese laws and regulations, honest and trustworthy, legitimate business. Yiwu, China’s largest commodity distribution center, welcome to the world of business personnel to engage in business activities.

Q: It is reported that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Colin Campbell recently visited China, please brief us on that.

A: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Colin Campbell, 3 to 4 January visit to China, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun, Cui met with Campbell on bilateral relations and issues of common concern and exchanged views.

Q: Iran threatened that if the U.S. aircraft carrier hovering in the Strait of Hormuz, the use of naval forces to fight back. What is your comment?

A: We hope to maintain peace and stability in the Gulf region.

Q: In light of recent Japanese right-wingers Diaoyu Islands, Japan made in the direction of how to negotiate?

A: The Chinese government on this incident to the Japanese side has made solemn representations and protest. I would like to reiterate that Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands are China’s inherent territory since ancient times, China has indisputable sovereignty. The Chinese government’s determination to defend the Diaoyu Islands territorial sovereignty is firm.


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