China News Service, March 31. According to the website of the Ministry of National Defense, on the afternoon of March 31, the Ministry of National Defense held a regular press conference. When answering a reporter's question, Colonel Wu Qian, Director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense and spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense, said that recently, Some Australian politicians have intensively hyped up China-related issues for their own selfish interests, and have repeatedly made erroneous remarks on bilateral relations and Taiwan-related issues. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.

We urge the Australian side that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, and the Taiwan issue is purely China's internal affairs, allowing no foreign interference.

If Australia insists on going its own way, it must be prepared to pay a heavy price for interfering in China's internal affairs.

  A reporter asked at the meeting: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said before the general election that Australia plans to build a nuclear submarine fleet with the assistance of the United States and the United Kingdom, and build a nuclear submarine base on the east coast of Australia; Australia will spend 38 billion Australian dollars for military expansion.

Australian media commented that China's military construction is one of the main reasons for Australia to increase defense spending.

Australia's assistant defense minister said Australia must prepare for "potential operations in Taiwan and elsewhere" by the People's Liberation Army.

what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue?

  Wu Qian said that recently, some politicians in Australia have intensively hyped up China-related issues for their own selfish interests, and made erroneous remarks on bilateral relations and Taiwan-related issues many times. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.

  Wu Qian pointed out that the cooperation between the United States, Britain and Australia on nuclear submarines violates the purpose and purpose of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, damages the international nuclear non-proliferation system, and undermines regional peace and stability, which is widely opposed by the international community.

In disregard of the facts, the Australian side has deliberately promoted the so-called "China military threat theory" to significantly expand its military and increase its military budget. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this.

  Wu Qian stressed that Australia's wrong remarks on the Taiwan issue are very dangerous.

We urge the Australian side that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, and the Taiwan issue is purely China's internal affairs, allowing no foreign interference.

If Australia insists on going its own way, it must be prepared to pay a heavy price for interfering in China's internal affairs.

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