On March 8, 2023, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning hosted a regular press conference


Xinhua News Agency: According to reports, the Zambian government recently awarded the “International Friendship and Cooperation Medal” to members of the 25th batch of Chinese military medical experts to Zambia, and thanked China for sending high-level medical expert teams to Zambia for a long time. What’s your comment on this?

Mao Ning: The Chinese military medical expert team meticulously treated patients in Zambia and completed the foreign aid medical mission excellently. They are angels in white who save lives and heal the wounded, and are also friendly messengers who convey friendship. In addition to treating patients, they also teach and train local doctors in accordance with their aptitude, leaving a “medical team that cannot be taken away” for the local people.

This year coincides with the 60th anniversary of the dispatch of the Chinese foreign aid medical team. Over the past 60 years, China has dispatched 30,000 medical team members to 76 countries and regions around the world, treated 290 million patients, and won wide acclaim from the international community. At present, China’s foreign aid medical teams are working in 115 medical sites in 56 countries around the world, most of which are in remote and difficult areas.

As General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in his reply letter to members of the Chinese medical team aiding China and Africa, the Chinese people love peace and cherish life, and foreign aid medical treatment is a vivid embodiment. China will continue to actively carry out international cooperation such as foreign aid medical treatment, build a bridge of health among countries, and make greater contributions to improving the health and well-being of people around the world.

Mao Ning: China has always attached great importance to nuclear safety issues and is actively committed to international cooperation in the field of nuclear safety. A few days ago, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs released the “Concept Paper on Global Security Initiatives”, which made it clear that promoting international cooperation on nuclear security is one of the key cooperation directions. China’s recently released “China’s Position on the Political Resolution of the Ukraine Crisis” also clearly stated that China opposes armed attacks on peaceful nuclear facilities and supports the IAEA’s constructive role in promoting the safety and security of peaceful nuclear facilities.

We say so, and we certainly do. China’s decision to donate 200,000 euros to the Ukrainian nuclear safety and security technical assistance project through the International Atomic Energy Agency is to support the agency’s efforts to strengthen the safety of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities with practical actions.

China will continue to work with the international community to promote the establishment of an international nuclear security system that is fair, cooperative and win-win. We will also continue to promote peace talks, support a political solution to the Ukrainian crisis, eliminate the root causes of nuclear safety risks, and promote the safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities.

Kyodo News: Recently, there are media reports that Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen will stop by the US in April and meet with US House of Representatives Speaker McCarthy in California. Tsai Ing-wen persuaded McCarthy to meet in California instead of Taiwan to avoid angering mainland China, the report said. What’s your comment on this?

Foreign Minister Qin Gang specifically pointed out at the “two sessions” press conference yesterday that Taiwan is part of the sacred territory of the People’s Republic of China. It is the sacred duty of all Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots, to accomplish the great cause of reunifying the motherland. The Taiwan issue is the core of China’s core interests, the foundation of the political foundation of Sino-US relations, and the first red line that cannot be crossed in Sino-US relations. “Taiwan independence” separatism is incompatible with peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The real threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is the “Taiwan independence” separatist forces, the one-China principle is the magic needle, and the three Sino-US joint communiqués are the real guardrails.

I would like to stress that China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges between the US and Taiwan, firmly opposes leaders of “Taiwan independence” separatists fleeing to the United States under any name and for any reason, and firmly opposes the US violating the one-China principle and engaging in any form of contact with “Taiwan independence” separatists. touch.

We urge the U.S. side to abide by the three Sino-U.S. Stop official exchanges with Taiwan, stop upgrading the substantive relationship between the United States and Taiwan, and stop virtualizing and hollowing out the one-China principle. No one should underestimate the strong determination, firm will and strong ability of the Chinese government and Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Mao Ning: The Chinese side expresses sincere condolences to Vanuatu for the recent continuous disasters such as cyclones that caused heavy property losses. Foreign Minister Qin Gang sent a message of condolences to Foreign Minister Napat as soon as possible. The Red Cross Society of China has provided $100,000 in emergency humanitarian cash assistance to Vanuatu.

China and Vanuatu are good friends, good brothers and good partners who help each other and share weal and woe. China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity for Vanuatu’s disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction according to the disaster situation and the needs of Vanuatu. We also believe that the people of Vanuatu will be able to overcome difficulties and rebuild their homeland as soon as possible.

Source: mfa