Global Times: The Chinese Embassy in Ukraine said on the 8th that the last group of Chinese students in Ukraine who were trapped in Sumy by the war were evacuated by bus.

Can the spokesperson confirm this?

  Zhao Lijian: I noticed the exclusive report published by the Global Times yesterday.

With the joint efforts of all parties, more than 100 Chinese students in the Sumui area have been safely evacuated from the risk area.

At present, the vast majority of Chinese citizens in Ukraine have been evacuated.

I once again remind the few Chinese citizens who remain in Ukraine to pay attention to safety, strengthen prevention and response preparations, and keep in touch with the Chinese embassy and consulate in Ukraine.

The embassies and consulates in Ukraine will continue to provide consular protection and assistance.

  CCTV reporter: Since the situation in Ukraine has changed, there has been a shortage of domestic supplies.

Has China provided humanitarian assistance to Ukraine?

  Zhao Lijian: The Red Cross Society of China has released information.

At the request of the Ukrainian side, the Red Cross Society of China provided a batch of humanitarian aid materials, including food and daily necessities, worth 5 million yuan to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

On March 9, the first batch of materials has been shipped from Beijing, and will be delivered to the Ukrainian Red Cross as soon as possible through appropriate means.

  Phoenix TV: According to reports, US President Biden announced on the 8th that he would ban the import of oil, natural gas and other energy sources from Russia; the European Commission announced that it would cut Russian gas imports by two-thirds this year and gradually reduce its dependence on Russian energy; the United Kingdom announced that it will Phase out Russian oil imports by the end of 2022.

what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?

  Zhao Lijian: China firmly opposes unilateral sanctions that have no basis in international law.

Waving the big stick of sanctions at every turn will not bring peace and security, but will only cause serious difficulties to the economy and people's livelihood of the relevant countries, bring about a "lose-lose" or "lose-lose" situation, and further aggravate division and confrontation.

China and Russia have always maintained a good energy cooperation relationship.

The two sides will continue to carry out normal trade cooperation including oil and gas fields in the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

  AFP: Yesterday, President Xi Jinping used the word "war" to describe the situation in Ukraine during the video summit with French and German leaders.

Does this mean that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has changed its assessment of the situation on the ground?

  Zhao Lijian: China's position on the Ukraine issue is consistent and clear, and there has been no change.

  "Beijing Daily" reporter: The Beijing Winter Paralympics are in full swing. Winter and Paralympic athletes from all over the world have worked hard and achieved excellent results.

Some foreign media said that China screened disabled athletes.

What is the spokesperson's comment on this?

  Zhao Lijian: We often say that "the two Winter Olympics are equally exciting".

The Beijing Winter Paralympics has been highly praised by athletes from all over the world, the International Paralympic Committee and the international community in terms of event organization, venue services, and care for the disabled, conveying confidence, friendship and hope to the world .

The negative reports you mentioned ignore these basic facts and deliberately smear China.

This is disrespecting the Paralympic Movement and Chinese Paralympic athletes.

There is no market for such tricks.

  China's State Council Information Office recently released a white paper titled "Development of Sports for the Disabled in China and Protection of Rights".

The development level of sports for the disabled in China is rapidly improving.

The spirit of Chinese people with disabilities to challenge the limit, forge ahead with determination, and indomitable struggle has inspired the whole Chinese people and demonstrated China's institutional advantages in promoting the development of the cause of the disabled.

This is a vivid portrayal of the development and progress of China's human rights cause, and it has also contributed to the vigorous development of the cause of the disabled in the world.

  Right now, the Beijing Winter Paralympics are still in full swing.

I would also like to thank all journalists and friends for using your pens and lenses to cover the Beijing Winter Paralympics comprehensively.

Let us continue to focus on the field, focus on sports itself, and cheer for the unremitting efforts of the Winter Paralympic athletes.

  Anadolu Agency: Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu announced that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet on Thursday during Turkey's Antalya Diplomatic Forum.

Does China plan to support coordination between the warring parties or intend to join?

  Zhao Lijian: China's position on the Ukraine issue is consistent and clear.

We hope that all parties concerned can strengthen their efforts to persuade peace and promote talks, ease tensions and push for an early peaceful settlement of the Ukraine issue.

  AFP: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that he will visit China in May and will visit Xinjiang. The two sides have reached an agreement on unrestricted access to people from all walks of life.

Can you provide more details on this trip?

How will organizers ensure unrestricted access?

  Zhao Lijian: China welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Bachelet's visit to China and Xinjiang in May. The two sides are negotiating on specific arrangements, and we will facilitate the visit.

  China's position on the visit is consistent and clear. The purpose of the visit is to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.

We have always opposed certain countries using this matter for political manipulation.

Regarding the specific issue you mentioned, Ms. Bachelet has made a clear statement in the Human Rights Council, which you can refer to.

  Macau Monthly: According to a recent report from the Global Times, the two recent reports by the New York Times about China’s prior knowledge of Russia’s military operations against Ukraine were both “ordered” and directed by U.S. officials.

what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?

  Zhao Lijian: Recently, the U.S. government has been spreading false information against China on the Ukraine issue in an attempt to shift conflicts, provoke confrontation, and take advantage of opportunities.

  The Ukrainian issue has evolved to this day, and the ins and outs are very clear.

It is what NATO led by the United States has done that has pushed the Russia-Ukraine conflict to the crater step by step.

Ignoring its own responsibilities, the United States instead accuses China of its position on the Ukraine issue, and seeks room for maneuver in the attempt to "suppress China and Russia at the same time" in order to maintain its hegemony.

The more the U.S. government goes to great lengths to spread rumors, slander and exaggerate hype, the more the international community will see the huge deficit in its credit account.

  TASS: US White House spokesman Psaki warned that if China does not comply with the sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russia over the Ukraine issue, it may face "retaliatory measures" by the US.

What's your opinion?

  Zhao Lijian: Sanctions have never been a fundamental and effective way to solve the problem.

China firmly opposes any form of unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" by the US.

When dealing with the Ukraine issue and its relations with Russia, the US should take China's concerns seriously and not harm China's rights and interests in any way.

China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises and individuals.

  AFP: Norway's sovereign wealth fund will sell its stake in China's Li-Ning Company on the grounds that the company is involved in "forced labor" in Xinjiang.

Norges Bank said in a statement that the brand had been singled out for posing an unacceptable risk of serious human rights violations.

What's your opinion?

  Zhao Lijian: Haha.

"Forced labor"?

The Chinese side has repeatedly stressed that the so-called "forced labor" in Xinjiang is a huge lie concocted by anti-China forces and has no basis in fact.

It is hoped that relevant parties can distinguish right from wrong and not be deceived by lies, so as to avoid unnecessary losses to their own interests.

  Bloomberg: First, when President Xi Jinping held a video summit with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Scholz, he said that China is willing to maintain coordination with France, Germany and the EU on the Ukraine crisis.

Can the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveal what the coordination entails?

Does this mean that China will mediate between Russia and Ukraine?

Second, during State Councilor Wang Yi's visit to Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka asked China to consider the issue of debt restructuring.

Does China plan to provide debt relief?

  Zhao Lijian: Regarding your first question.

Yesterday, President Xi Jinping, President Macron and Prime Minister Scholz successfully held a video summit.

During the summit, China comprehensively expounded its position on the situation in Ukraine, appreciated the efforts made by France and Germany to mediate the situation in Ukraine, and expressed its willingness to maintain communication and coordination with France, Germany and the EU, and work with the international community according to the needs of all parties concerned. play a positive role together.

China has been playing a constructive role in promoting peace talks.

We will continue to maintain close communication with all parties.

  Regarding your second question.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka, the two countries have always understood and supported each other.

China has been providing assistance to Sri Lanka's economic and social development to the best of its ability, and will continue to do so in the future.

It is believed that with the united efforts of the Sri Lankan government and people, Sri Lanka will be able to overcome temporary difficulties as soon as possible and usher in new and greater development.

  AFP: The French cybersecurity watchdog has warned that the Chinese-linked hacker group APT-31 is conducting ongoing attacks on French institutions.

Another cybersecurity firm also said at least six U.S. state government networks were attacked by the Chinese hacking group APT-41.

What is your comment on this?

  Zhao Lijian: We have reiterated many times that the Chinese government firmly opposes and cracks down on any form of hacking in accordance with the law, and will not encourage, support or condone hacking.

  Not long ago, Beijing Qi'an Pangu Lab and 360 Company released reports one after another, finding that hacker groups affiliated with the US National Security Agency have carried out malicious network activities in nearly 50 countries and regions around the world, including China, for more than ten years. , seriously endangering China's critical infrastructure security, massive personal data security, and commercial and technical secrets, seriously affecting the mutual trust between China and the United States in cyberspace.

The U.S. has yet to provide any explanation for this.

At the same time, the US continues to spread false information about China through various means, trying to divert the attention of the international community.

This thief's trick of shouting and catching a thief will not succeed.

  Indian Broadcasting Corporation: State Councilor Wang Yi said at the annual press conference on Monday that China-India relations have encountered some setbacks in recent years.

Such a situation is not in the fundamental interests of China and India and the two peoples.

China and India should be partners of each other's achievements, not rivals that consume each other.

Can you brief us on what measures China has taken to strengthen mutual trust between the two countries and resolve setbacks in China-India relations?

People-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and India have been suspended for at least a year and a half.

Can you brief us on the specific actions China has taken to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries?

  Zhao Lijian: State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has clearly stated China's position on the development of China-India relations at the press conference of the two sessions.

China and India share extensive common interests and huge potential for cooperation, and both shoulder the historical mission of improving people's livelihood and accelerating development.

The two countries should be partners for each other's achievements, not rivals that consume each other.

  We have always believed that China-India relations are mature and multi-layered.

Boundary issues are not the whole of China-India relations, they should be placed in an appropriate position in bilateral relations and managed effectively.

It is hoped that the Indian side will meet the Chinese side halfway, persist in enhancing mutual trust, strengthen pragmatic cooperation, and ensure that bilateral relations will move forward along the right track, so as to bring greater benefits to the two peoples and make greater contributions to the region and the world.

  Regarding the border issue, I would also like to share with you a piece of news: it has been agreed that the Chinese and Indian militaries will hold the 15th round of China-India commander-level talks on March 11.

  On January 12, China and India held the 14th round of commander-level talks. The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on resolving issues related to the western sector of the China-India border and issued a joint press release.

It is hoped that this round of talks will continue to move forward on the basis of previous talks between the two sides, further expand consensus, narrow differences, and strive to reach a solution acceptable to both sides.

  Regarding the issue of China-India people-to-people and cultural exchanges you mentioned, the novel coronavirus is still raging.

On the basis of doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control, China and India can do more to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges and consolidate feelings, whether it is through video calls, cloud diplomacy or offline communication when the epidemic situation allows.

  Reuters: Australia's Director of National Intelligence Andrew Shearer called the China-Russia strategic partnership "disturbing".

What is the comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this?

  Zhao Lijian: I haven't seen any relevant reports.

If he said so, he would definitely be strongly opposed by both China and Russia.

If he has time, he should pay more attention to Australia's own affairs, the United States, Britain and Australia, ignoring their own non-proliferation obligations, disregarding the general opposition of regional countries and the international community, and promoting nuclear submarine cooperation in a high-profile manner.

This is the real trouble in this region.

  Indian Broadcasting Corporation: You talked about cloud diplomacy and offline communication.

What does offline communication refer to and what form does it include?

  Zhao Lijian: I just made clear China's position.

The foreign ministries and relevant departments of China and India, the embassies and consulates of the two countries, and all the Indian journalists present here have the responsibility to promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Whether it is online or offline communication, it is very meaningful and worth doing.

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