BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- China has never attached any political
pre-conditions in its economic aid to countries in the Pacific islands, said
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang on Thursday.
He made the remarks when commenting on a report of an Australian research
institute saying China's economic aid to the Pacific island countries were not
He said the relation between China and the Pacific island countries had
developed in a good momentum which helped promote regional peace, stability and
economic and social sustainable development.
Qin added China, with the principle of reciprocity, had provided aid to the
Pacific island countries within its own capacity to improve the economy and
living standard of the region.
"China does not take this as an excuse to interfere in the other country's
internal affairs, or to add any political condition," he said.
Qin said China is opposed to "dollar diplomacy" and would continue the
friendly relations with the Pacific island countries based on the UN Charter and
the its principles of peaceful coexistence.