China News Service, Beijing, January 30th (Reporter Li Jingze and Zhang Weiran) Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning presided over a regular press conference on January 30th.

  A reporter asked: Recently, the spokesperson of the US State Department has repeatedly mentioned the visit of US Secretary of State Blinken to China. What is your comment on this issue?

  Mao Ning: I would like to emphasize that China has always followed the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence, and win-win cooperation to develop Sino-US relations proposed by President Xi Jinping. At the same time, we will unswervingly defend our own sovereignty, security and development interests.

  China neither evades nor fears competition, but opposes competition to define the entire Sino-US relationship, and opposes the reality of containment and suppression in the name of competition.

China is willing to conduct communication and cooperation with the US in bilateral and multilateral fields on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.

But it must be pointed out that the United States cannot interfere in China's internal affairs and harm China's interests while trying to communicate and discuss cooperation.

  The Taiwan issue is the core of China's core interests, the political foundation of Sino-US relations, and the first insurmountable red line in Sino-US relations. The US should not try to break through this red line at any time.

  In the field of international drug control, China is the first country in the world to officially schedule a whole category of fentanyl-related substances, and has been vigorously carrying out international drug control law enforcement cooperation under the framework of the United Nations drug control convention.

On the contrary, it is the U.S. sanctions on relevant Chinese agencies that have seriously affected and limited China's ability to control drugs, and China firmly opposes this.

The U.S. side should also reflect deeply on the problem of ineffective domestic drug control, instead of blindly shirking the blame.

  On issues such as Ukraine and the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, China has always been committed to political settlement and promoting peace talks, and opposes words and deeds that "add fuel to the fire" and intensify conflicts.

China's policies and positions can stand the test of facts and history.

  A healthy and stable Sino-US relationship bears on the interests of the two peoples and the future and destiny of the entire world.

It is hoped that the U.S. side will meet China halfway, adhere to the tone of dialogue rather than confrontation, and win-win rather than zero-sum exchanges, and take practical actions to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, and push China-U.S. relations back to the track of healthy and stable development.