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Chinese foreign minister holds press conference

English.news.cn   2013-03-09 10:54:28            

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi answers questions during a news conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 9, 2013. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

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China's new president to attend BRICS leaders' summit in S Africa

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China's new president will attend the fifth leaders' summit of BRICS countries in South Africa, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Saturday.

The visit by the new president will give impetus to the strengthening of partnership among BRICS countries, improvement of the BRICS mechanism, and the promotion of cooperation between BRICS nations and African countries as well as countries in other regions, Yang told a press conference on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature. Full story

China welcomes U.S. constructive role in Asia Pacific

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Saturday that China welcomes a constructive role of the United States in Asia Pacific, and the U.S. should also respect China's interests and concerns in the region.

Yang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of China's annual legislative session. Full story

Int'l situation to go through profound, complex changes: FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Saturday that in the next five to ten years, the international situation will continue to go through profound and complex changes.

"We need to have a proper judgment of implications and changes of conditions of China's important period of strategic opportunities. We will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit and call for the spirit of equality, mutual trust, inclusiveness, mutual learning and win-win cooperation," Yang said. Full story

New president's visit to inject impetus to Sino-Russian ties: FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China will take the opportunity of new president's visit to Russia to inject a strong impetus to its comprehensive and strategic partnership with Russia, said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at a press conference on Saturday.

"China and Russia are each other's biggest neighbor and see each other as a significant opportunity for development and a priority partner for cooperation," said Yang. Full story

China to be more actively involved in int'l affairs: FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China will be more actively involved in international affairs and play its due role to make the international system more just and equitable, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.

"China has participated in and contributed to the building of the international system, and we will be more actively involved in international affairs," he told a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual session of the country's national legislature. Full story

Japan should not escalate tension over Diaoyu islands: China's FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Saturday urged Japan to take real steps to correct its mistakes over the Diaoyu islands issue, and work with China to prevent the current tension from escalating or even "getting out of control."

"We urged Japan to make concrete efforts to improve its relations with China, and play a positive and responsible role to maintain the peace, stability and development in the region," Yang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the parliament's annual session. Full story

Sanctions not fundamental way of solving Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday that sanctions are not the fundamental way of solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted its third nuclear test and tensions on the peninsula once again heightened. This is not something we want to see," Yang said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature. Full story

Chinese FM urges respect of Africa's choice for partners

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Saturday urged all parties to respect African countries in choosing cooperative partners by themselves.

"We hope that all parties can view the cooperation between China and African countries in an objective manner, and respect the African friends in choosing cooperative partners by themselves," Yang told a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary session. Full story

China says cyber space needs rules and cooperation, not war

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Saturday said "cyber space needs rules and cooperation, not war," while citing that China is vulnerable to cyber attacks and suffers such attacks most.

Yang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature. Full story

China's trade volume with neighbors exceeds that with Europe, US

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China's trade with neighboring countries exceeded the total that China had with Europe and the United States to reach 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars last year, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Saturday.

Yang said such a trade volume was beyond his expectation and might further increase in the future. Full story

FM opposes EU moves against China's PV products

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China opposed the European Union's anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation against the Chinese photovoltaic products, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.

"China is opposed to trade protectionism. We urged the EU side to properly handle relevant issues through dialogue and consultation," Yang said at a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary session in Beijing. Full story

Chinese nationals made 83.18 million overseas trips in 2012

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland residents made 83.18 million overseas trips in 2012 and there are about 20,000 China-funded enterprises overseas, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday.

"An increasing number of Chinese nationals and companies has traveled abroad more frequently," he told a press conference. Full story

China's new president to visit Russia, Africa: FM

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China's new president will pay his maiden state visits to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo and attend the fifth leaders' summit of BRICS countries in Durban, said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Saturday.

The BRICS summit will be held in Durban from March 26 to 27. Full story

 

Editor: Lu Hui
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