Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's regular press conference on December 9, 2021

Xinhua News Agency reporter: According to reports, the United States plans to push the participating countries to reach a consensus on the "Future Internet Alliance" during the "Leaders' Democracy Summit."

According to the report, the "Alliance" aims to establish an "open, safe and reliable" Internet order based on the United States.

This is one of the "results" the US expects to achieve at the "summit" in order to better serve the US global strategic goals and interests.

What is the spokesperson's comment on this?

  Wang Wenbin: The relevant report you mentioned is another example of the U.S. politicizing, instrumentalizing, and weaponizing democracy.

  The so-called "Future Internet Alliance" promoted by the United States is another example of the United States splitting the Internet, seeking technological monopoly and cyber hegemony, and suppressing the development of science and technology in other countries.

The United States is trying to impose its own standards on others, restricting and depriving countries, especially developing countries, of their right to independently choose partners and develop the Internet, and prevent countries from enjoying the benefits of digital economic development and technological progress.

The so-called "alliance" is actually a new bottle of old wine, using "democracy" as an excuse to change the already unpopular "clean network" plan and engage in a closed and exclusive "small circle".

The United States keeps saying that it wants to create an "open" Internet, but what it actually does is to create confrontation and split the Internet.

The US's push for "alliance" is an attempt to implant ideological bias and zero-sum game thinking in the international Internet supply chain, industrial chain, and information chain, resulting in serious market distortions, in an attempt to gain unfair and unfair competitive advantages. It is completely contrary to the Internet spirit of peace, security, openness, and cooperation.

The future of the Internet should not and cannot be controlled by a few countries.

China opposes the politicization of scientific and technological cooperation, the use of ideological lines, exclusive arrangements, and other practices. This is not conducive to coping with common challenges and promoting common development, and is harmful to scientific and technological innovation.

  Facts once again show that the so-called "leadership democracy summit" has nothing to do with international justice, but serves the private interests of the United States; it has nothing to do with global democracy, but to safeguard American hegemony.

U.S. political manipulation under the banner of democracy will only meet general opposition from the international community.

Reuters reporter: In addition to Russia, which countries have leaders and officials invited by China to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics?

  Wang Wenbin: According to the Olympic rules, leaders of various countries are invited to attend the Olympic Games by their own Olympic Committee and registered in the IOC system.

At present, many heads of state, government and royal family members have registered to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.

We welcome them.

  China is committed to making more contributions to the international Olympic cause and will present a simple, safe and exciting Olympic Games to the world.

Radio Hong Kong reporter: Britain and Canada have stated that they will not send diplomatic representatives to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics. What's China's response to this?

According to reports, 20 countries have not signed the Olympic Truce resolution previously passed by the UN General Assembly. How does China assess the potential domino effect?

  Wang Wenbin: First of all, I want to point out that China has not originally sent invitations to relevant countries.

Whether their officials come or not, they will see the success of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  Sports has nothing to do with politics.

The Olympic Games is a grand gathering for athletes and sports enthusiasts, not a stage for politicians to show off.

Individual countries such as the United States, Australia, Britain, and Canada refused to jointly propose the Beijing Winter Olympics UN General Assembly Olympic Truce resolution, and they wrote, directed and performed the farce of "no officials will be present", standing on the opposite side of the Olympic family.

We hope that relevant countries will practice the Olympic spirit of "more unity" instead of being an ABC that undermines the cause of the Olympics.

  You just mentioned whether you are worried about the chain reaction, we are not worried about the chain reaction.

On the contrary, what we see is that the vast majority of countries in the international community support and approve of the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

On December 2, the 76th United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on the Olympic Truce for the Beijing Winter Olympics drafted jointly by China and the International Olympic Committee. The resolution was proposed by 173 UN member states.

Representatives of many member states spoke enthusiastically, expressing support for the Beijing Winter Olympics and the truce resolution.

This in itself reflects the international community’s support for the Olympic Movement and its determination to maintain world peace.

  We believe that under the guidance of the Olympic spirit and the joint efforts of all parties, we will be able to present a simple, safe and exciting Olympic event to the world and jointly promote the development of the international Olympics.

Aussie Satellite TV reporter: Schultz, the candidate for Chancellor of the German Social Democratic Party, was formally elected as the Chancellor of the German Federal Government. What expectations does China have for the new German government led by Schultz?

  Wang Wenbin: We have noticed that the new German federal government has been formally established.

The Chinese leader has sent a telegram of congratulations to Prime Minister Schultz.

China has always attached importance to the China-Germany all-round strategic partnership and believes that as two important forces in the world, the development of bilateral relations is in the common interests of China and Germany and the two peoples, and is also conducive to promoting China-EU exchanges and cooperation and promoting world peace and stability. And development.

Next year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. It is believed that the new German government will continue a pragmatic and balanced China policy, meet China halfway, and develop bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

Bloomberg News: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was passed by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by 428 votes to 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill contains a clause that assumes that all goods from Xinjiang are produced by forced labor and imposes a ban on it.

Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comment on this?

  Wang Wenbin: China has stated its position on Xinjiang-related issues on many occasions.

The so-called "forced labor" in Xinjiang is completely false.

The United States has repeatedly used Xinjiang-related issues to spread rumors. The essence is to engage in political manipulation and economic bullying under the guise of human rights, in an attempt to undermine the prosperity and stability of Xinjiang and national unity, and to contain China's development.

  China once again warns the US that using Xinjiang-related issues to engage in conspiracies and tricks cannot stop the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang from pursuing a better life, nor can it stop China's continuous development and growth.

China urges the US to recognize the situation and immediately stop advancing the relevant bills.

China's determination to defend its national interests is unwavering.

If the US insists on taking actions that harm China’s interests, China will definitely respond firmly.

Reporter from Hubei Radio and Television Station: China’s General Administration of Customs released data on the 7th, showing that in the first 11 months of this year, China’s total import and export value was valued at US$5.47 trillion, a year-on-year increase of 31.3%, which has exceeded the total import and export value of last year.

What is the spokesperson's comment on this?

  Wang Wenbin: I have noticed relevant reports.

The total value of China's foreign trade monthly imports and exports has maintained growth year-on-year for 18 consecutive months, and China has become the world's second largest import market for 12 consecutive years.

In the first three quarters of this year, China's economy grew by 9.8% year-on-year, higher than the expected target of more than 6%, and also higher than the global average growth rate and the growth rate of major economies.

In the first 10 months of this year, China's actual use of foreign capital reached US$142.01 billion, a year-on-year increase of 23.4%.

The just-released "2022 Economic Blue Book" pointed out that in 2021, China’s position in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s "Global Innovation Index" ranking will rise to 12th, an increase of 2 places over the previous year, achieving continuous success since 2013. Steady improvement in nine years.

The International Monetary Fund stated that although the current world economic recovery has slowed down, China has achieved a real economic recovery.

China is an important engine for world economic growth. China’s economic growth is not only beneficial to China, but also to the world.

  China's economy has been deeply integrated into the world economy, and the door to opening will only grow wider.

Our determination to expand high-level opening to the outside world will not change, our determination to share development opportunities with the world will not change, and our determination to promote economic globalization toward a more open, inclusive, inclusive, balanced, and win-win direction will not change.

China is willing to work with all parties to firmly safeguard the multilateral trading system with the WTO at its core, promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, and jointly create a sound environment conducive to the stable recovery of the world economy, and promote the world economy to achieve higher quality and better performance. The development of resilience.

Associated Press reporter: When answering questions from reporters, the New Zealand Minister of Trade stated that New Zealand has always been firm on human rights and will not send government officials to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.

What is the Chinese government's response to this?

  Wang Wenbin: The Beijing Winter Olympics is a grand event for athletes and snow sports enthusiasts from all over the world. We welcome athletes from all over the world, including New Zealand, to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics. The movement is politicized.

Kyodo News reporter: The Chinese Embassy in Canada issued a statement stating that it has lodged solemn representations with the Canadian side.

Has China also made representations to the British side?

Japan has not yet expressed its stance on the Beijing Winter Olympics, but it is unlikely to send cabinet-level figures to attend. What's China's comment on this?

China has announced that it will take resolute countermeasures against the United States. Can you brief us on the details?

Will it also take countermeasures against Britain, Australia, Canada and other countries?

  Wang Wenbin: Regarding your first question, the Chinese Embassy in the UK has already issued a relevant press release, which you can check.

  Regarding your second question, the Beijing Winter Olympics is a stage for athletes from all over the world. Any attempt to politicize sports under the pretext of so-called "human rights" and "freedom" is against the spirit of the Olympic Charter. China firmly opposes it.

China and Japan have important consensus on mutual support for each other to host the Olympic Games.

China has fully supported Japan in hosting the Tokyo Olympics, and now it is Japan's turn to demonstrate its basic faith.

  Regarding your third question, what I want to tell you is that the use of the Olympic platform for political manipulation by the United States, Australia, Britain and Canada is unpopular and self-isolating, and it will inevitably pay the price for its wrongdoing.

Reporter from the Press Trust of India: We are very pleased to see that China and India have taken certain measures to reopen visas.

The Chinese Embassy in India issued a limited visa facilitation notice. Does this apply to Indians working in China, including diplomats?

Can you elaborate on the situation?

In addition to the families of Indians working in China, thousands of Indian students are also involved.

Does this indicate that flights between China and India will also be reopened in a limited manner?

  Wang Wenbin: First of all, in accordance with relevant Chinese laws and regulations and international practices, the Chinese Embassy in India will fully implement biometric visas from December 10, 2021.

This is an arrangement that conforms to the development trend of international visas and improves the technical level of visa issuance, and has nothing to do with entry prevention and control measures under the current situation of the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

  I also want to emphasize that, based on the situation of the epidemic, the country’s actual conditions and scientific judgment, China has implemented non-discriminatory entry-prevention measures for all people entering the country, including its citizens.

Indian personnel carrying out necessary activities are always guaranteed to go to China.

The Chinese government also attaches great importance to the issue of foreign students returning to China, and will make overall plans for the resumption of classes of foreign students returning to China on the premise of ensuring the safety of epidemic prevention.

We are willing to actively build a healthy, safe and orderly exchange of Chinese and foreign personnel on the premise of ensuring the safety of epidemic prevention.

"People's Daily" reporter: According to reports, Belarusian President Lukashenko recently signed Presidential Decree No. 9 on the development of bilateral relations between Belarus and China, proposing to further deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries from 2021 to 2025.

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin: China and Belarus are veritable comprehensive strategic partners.

Under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, the traditional friendship between China and Belarus has been increasingly consolidated, cooperation in various fields has been steadily advancing, and cooperation in international affairs has been fruitful.

The fruitful results of the development of China-Belarus relations not only benefit the two countries and their peoples, but also help maintain peace and stability in the region and the world.

China is willing to continue to meet the Belarus side, consolidate the high-level political mutual trust between China and Belarus, deepen the all-round exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, and promote greater development of the China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership.

Bloomberg reporter: Reuters reported that the Chinese government requires multinational companies to sever ties with Lithuania, otherwise they will be shut out of the Chinese market.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania stated that China has sent a signal to multinational companies that if they use parts and products supplied by Lithuania, they will not be able to sell them on the Chinese market.

An industrial organization in Lithuania also confirmed this to Reuters.

Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comment on this?

  Wang Wenbin: I am not aware of the relevant situation you mentioned.

What I want to emphasize is that China has always acted in accordance with WTO rules.

Lithuania broke its faith and flagrantly violated its political commitment to China when the two countries established diplomatic relations. It created "one China, one Taiwan" in the world, severely undermined China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and set a bad international precedent.

We resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and firmly safeguard our core interests.

Radio Hong Kong reporter: Regarding the Ukraine-related issues of the US-Russia summit, US President Biden said that at this stage, he does not consider sending US ground troops to Ukraine to deter Russia, but emphasized that he has explained to Russian President Putin that once Russia "invades" Ukraine, it will face an unprecedented The consequences of economic sanctions.

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin: China has always maintained an objective and fair position on the Ukrainian issue, and advocates peaceful means to resolve the Ukrainian crisis through political dialogue.

China hopes that all parties will meet each other halfway, earnestly implement the New Minsk Agreement, and realize peace and tranquility in Ukraine as soon as possible.

China News Agency reporter: December 9th is "International Anti-Corruption Day." Can the spokesperson tell us about China's international anti-corruption cooperation?

  Wang Wenbin: The Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has integrated strict Party governance into its strategic layout, insisting on no forbidden areas, full coverage, and zero tolerance, multi-pronged approach to "tiger fighting", "flies" and "fox hunting", and adheres to the rule of law thinking. With the rule of law, we have promoted the anti-corruption struggle to achieve an overwhelming victory and comprehensive consolidation, which has won the heartfelt support of the Chinese people and universal praise from the international community.

According to the 2020 poll by the National Bureau of Statistics, the people's satisfaction with anti-corruption work reached 95.8%.

  Corruption is the public enemy of human society. It is the consensus of the international community to cooperate in combating transnational corruption crimes and to refuse to provide "safe havens" for corruption suspects and illegal funds.

The Chinese government insists on punishing corruption with a zero-tolerance attitude, resolutely carry out international pursuits and recovery of stolen goods, and bring corrupt elements fleeing to justice. This is a just cause and a bright move that has been widely praised by the people.

China’s judicial law enforcement agencies strictly abide by international rules, fully respect the judicial sovereignty of other countries, make requests and cooperate in accordance with multilateral conventions or bilateral agreements, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of criminal suspects in accordance with the law. They have received extensive support from the international community.

Dragon TV reporter: On the 8th, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced on the 8th that it would impose new restrictions on the export and re-export of U.S. sensitive items to Cambodia on the grounds of human rights violations, corruption, and allowing China to expand its military presence in Cambodia, and imposed an arms embargo on Cambodia. .

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin: In the recent past, the US has continued to hype and smear normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Cambodia, threats, pressures, and sanctions Cambodia. This is a typical act of hegemonism and bullying, which runs counter to the basic norms of international relations. China has responded to this. strongly oppose.

  China and Cambodia are comprehensive strategic partners, hard-core friends and a community of shared destiny. The traditional friendship between the two countries has withstood various tests and is unbreakable.

The US attempt to divorce China-Cambodia relations will eventually fail.

China firmly supports Cambodia in safeguarding its national sovereignty and national dignity, and will always stand firmly with the Cambodian people.

"Global Times" reporter: China has announced carbon peak and carbon neutral targets and proposed specific measures.

As the world's largest renewable energy market and equipment manufacturer, does China have any new developments in related fields?

  Wang Wenbin: Green and low-carbon transition is the general trend and the direction of joint efforts of all countries.

China has always actively promoted the leapfrog development of renewable energy with great ambitions, and has continuously increased its efforts to combat climate change.

President Xi Jinping made it clear that China’s carbon dioxide emissions will reach its peak by 2030 and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. He also announced that by 2030, non-fossil energy will account for about 25% of primary energy consumption, with total installed capacity of wind and solar power. The national independent contribution goals and policy measures such as the capacity reaching 1.2 billion kilowatts or more have set a new beacon for the development of China's renewable energy.

  At present, the scale of sustainable energy development and utilization in China ranks first in the world, providing strong support for the transition to green and low-carbon energy, and making substantial contributions to reducing pollution and carbon.

As of the end of October this year, China's cumulative installed capacity of renewable energy power generation has exceeded 1 billion kilowatts, equivalent to the total installed capacity of more than 40 Three Gorges power stations, accounting for 43.5% of the country's total installed capacity of power generation.

Among them, the installed capacity of hydropower, wind power, solar power and biomass power generation ranks first in the world.

In 2020 alone, China's renewable energy development and utilization scale is equivalent to replacing nearly 1 billion tons of coal, reducing carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 1.79 billion tons, 864,000 tons, and 798,000 tons, respectively.

  In addition, China continues to deepen international cooperation in the field of renewable energy.

The hydropower business covers many countries and regions around the world, and the photovoltaic industry supplies more than 70% of the modules for the global market.

In recent years, China’s investment in renewable energy projects in countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” has shown a continuous growth trend. It has actively helped countries and regions in need to promote the application of advanced green energy technologies, and contributed to the high-quality, green “Belt and Road” initiative. Chinese wisdom and Chinese power.

  In the future, China will continue to explore a green and low-carbon development path that suits China's national conditions, formulate more active new energy development measures, accelerate the implementation of renewable energy substitution actions, and use concrete actions to set an example for the international community in responding to climate change.

Bloomberg reporter: US cybersecurity company "Record the Future" released a report saying that Chinese hackers have been targeting government and private sector organizations all over Southeast Asia, including the Prime Minister’s Office and the military in Thailand, the navies of Indonesia and the Philippines, and those in Vietnam and Malaysia. Organization etc.

Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comment on this?

  Wang Wenbin: China opposes and cracks down on various hacker attacks in accordance with the law. This position is consistent and clear.

At the same time, we firmly oppose the spread of false information for political purposes, misleading the international community, and instigating relations between other countries.

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