China News Service, Beijing, January 26 (Reporter Zhang Su) In response to reports that the US State Department plans to approve the "authorized evacuation" of its embassies and consulates in China on the grounds of "China's epidemic situation", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a statement on the 26th. The regular press conference stated that the US decision-making logic is difficult to justify.
He also said that China has expressed serious concern and dissatisfaction to the US side.
Zhao Lijian first said that China's epidemic prevention and control is rigorous and scientific, and the epidemic prevention strategy is effective, and it has also well protected foreigners in China.
China's epidemic prevention measures comply with the relevant provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and fully take into account the comfort and legitimate rights and interests of diplomatic and consular personnel.
"China is undoubtedly the safest country in the world at present. Withdrawing from the safest place will only greatly increase the risk of infection among American personnel." Zhao Lijian said that the decision-making logic of the United States is puzzling and difficult to justify.
Zhao Lijian said that China has expressed serious concerns and dissatisfaction to the US side, and hopes that the US side will abide by and cooperate with China's epidemic prevention regulations, take China's position and concerns seriously, and carefully consider the so-called "authorized evacuation" of diplomatic and consular personnel.