China News Service, Beijing, April 12 (Reporter Huang Yuqin) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian hosted a regular press conference on the 12th.
A reporter asked: On April 12, Beijing time, the US State Department's website "China Travel Advice" showed that the US has ordered its consulate general in Shanghai to evacuate non-emergency government employees and their families, which means that the US has already announced the "authorized evacuation". Upgrade to "Forced Evacuation".
What is China's comment?
Zhao Lijian: China has stated its position on the US "authorized evacuation" of some personnel and family members of its consulate general in Shanghai.
Whether it is "authorized evacuation" or "mandatory evacuation", it is the decision of the US side.
I would like to emphasize three points:
First, China's epidemic prevention policy is scientific and effective.
We have full confidence in Shanghai and other places to overcome the new round of the epidemic. Many foreign nationals in Shanghai, including the United States, are also united with the people of Shanghai to fight the epidemic and overcome the difficulties together.
Second, relevant departments and localities in China have been providing assistance and convenience to foreign diplomatic and consular personnel in China in the performance of their duties as far as possible in accordance with relevant international conventions and within the scope of policies.
Communication channels between China and the United States are also smooth.
Third, we express strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the politicization and instrumentalization of the evacuation by the US, and have lodged solemn representations with the US.
The US should immediately stop attacking China's epidemic prevention policy, stop using the epidemic to engage in political manipulation, and stop smearing China.