China News Service, Beijing, April 13 (Reporter Xing Chong) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian hosted a regular press conference on the 13th.

  A reporter asked: I noticed that on the 12th local time, there was a shooting incident in a Brooklyn subway station in New York City, USA, and at least 29 people were injured. What is China's comment on this?

Also, are there any casualties among Chinese citizens?

  Zhao Lijian: I have noticed relevant reports.

We have always opposed and condemned gun violence, and expressed our condolences to the injured and their families.

  The Chinese Consulate General in New York has immediately activated the consular protection emergency mechanism, and verified through multiple channels whether the incident involved Chinese citizens.

So far, the consulate general has not received any news of Chinese citizens being killed or injured in the incident.

  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General in New York will continue to closely follow the progress of the incident. We also remind Chinese citizens in the United States to increase their awareness of risk prevention and protect their own safety.

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