Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin’s Regular Press Conference on September 9, 2011

On the afternoon of September 9, 2011, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin held a regular press conference.

Liu Weimin started the press conference with the following announcement:

At the invitation of the governments of Jamaica, the Multinational States of Bolivia, the Republic of Peru and New Zealand, Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will pay official visits to the four countries from September 16 to 28.

Q: It is reported that Guinean President will visit China next week. Please brief us on his specific itinerary.

A: Guinean President Condé will come to attend the Summer Davos in Dalian upon invitation. We will release relevant information in due course.

Q: As the 10th anniversary of September 11 is approaching, some countries will host commemorative activities and reflect on the incident. What is the Chinese Government’s position in this regard?

A: September 11 is a major event in international relations in the 21st century, exerting profound influence on the international political, economic and security landscapes over the past decade and underlining the severe challenges posed by terrorism and other non-traditional security threats to world peace and stability. In the wake of September 11, the international community has worked closely together to tackle the threat of terrorism and made considerable headway. However, given that the hotbed of terrorism is yet to be eradicated, we are still facing a grim situation in the global campaign against terrorism and have to adopt integrated political, economic and cultural measures to combat terrorism so as to address both the symptoms and the root causes. Under the current circumstances, we should pay more attention to resolving issues concerning development and people’s well-being, removing poverty and unfairness and promoting dialogues among civilizations with a view to nipping terrorism in the bud.

China actively supports and participates in international counter-terrorism cooperation, making significant contribution to the global fight against terrorism. China will continue to work with all parties to advance international counter-terrorism cooperation and safeguard regional and international peace, stability and security.

Q: US President Obama enacted a new Jobs Act recently. What is China’s comment?

A: China has noted the speech made by President Obama. Since the US is the world’s largest economy, the ups and downs of the US economy exert profound influence over that of the world. We hope that the US economy will tide over difficulties and realize stable and sustained development.

Q: US Vice President Biden spoke highly of China-US cooperation in trade, military and other fields in his recent article, highlighting that China’s success would be conducive to prosperity of the US. What is China’s comment?

A: It is the consensus of the heads of state of China and the US to establish China-US cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. During Vice President Biden’s recent visit to China, both sides laid stress on earnestly implementing the consensus, enhancing dialogue across the board, strengthening mutual trust, expanding cooperation and handling differences appropriately so as to jointly advance China-US relations in a sound and stable manner.

Q: Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi reportedly talked with the newly-appointed Japanese Foreign Minister on the phone this morning. Please brief us on that.

A: This morning, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi talked with the newly-appointed Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba over the phone upon request, exchanging views on further enhancing China-Japan strategic relationship of mutual benefit. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. Both sides agreed to take this opportunity and make joint endeavor to push forward bilateral relations.

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