China restricts Australian products?The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded: reasonable and legal
Beijing, November 6th According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin presided over the regular press conference on the 6th.The record of the press conference is as follows:
CCTV reporter: According to reports,A few days ago, the Chinese government, through the African First Lady Development Association, has donated medical supplies to women, children and adolescents in 53 African countries to fight the new crown pneumonia.Can you introduce the relevant situation further?
Wang Wenbin: Recently,The Chinese government, through the African First Lady Development Association, has successfully donated medical supplies to women, children and young people in 53 African countries to fight the new crown pneumonia epidemic.China has overcome difficulties in international transportation under the epidemic situation,All materials will be delivered to African countries within 4 months.With the great attention of governments and the support of the Federation,Materials are distributed and used in various countries.African governments and people from all walks of life commented positively on this,Said that the aid materials will help strengthen the ability of African women, children and adolescents to fight the epidemic,It is vital for countries to help each other and unite and cooperate to overcome the epidemic.
Since the outbreak,China and Africa have always supported each other,Overcome the difficulties together.In the face of China’s own anti-epidemic pressure,Provided a large amount of urgently needed anti-epidemic materials to the African Union and African countries through various channels in a timely manner; 6 anti-epidemic expert video conferences were held with Africa,Sharing anti-epidemic experience; dispatching anti-epidemic medical experts to 15 countries in Africa,46 Chinese medical aid teams to Africa actively participated in the local fight against the epidemic.China also promised that the new crown vaccine will be the first to benefit developing countries such as Africa after it is completed and put into use.
What I want to emphasize here is,China-Africa friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people,China-Africa friendship is unbreakable.Regardless of the risks and challenges faced,We will all work hard together with our African brothers,Promote the construction of a China-Africa community with a shared future,Let the banner of China-Africa friendship always fly high.
“Beijing Daily” reporter: I have three issues related to epidemic prevention and control.the first,Recently, Chinese embassies and consulates abroad issued a notice,Put forward stricter requirements for epidemic prevention and control for passengers on flights to China,What are your considerations?second,Among the various foreign import defense measures recently released,The one who paid the most attention should be the “double negative” proof.What are the specific considerations in this regard?third,In addition to the “double negative” certificate,What everyone pays more attention to is the requirement that transit passengers arriving in China have to undergo nucleic acid and antibody testing again at the transit point.What are the main considerations in this regard?
Wang Wenbin: Regarding your first question,Recently,The overseas epidemic situation has further deteriorated,The import risk of the epidemic to China continues to increase.The number of imported cases abroad in October increased by about 45% compared to September.Reached 515 cases.Simultaneously,Local epidemics have also occurred in individual places in China.In this situation,Learn from some national practices,Further strengthen the remote prevention and control of personnel coming to China,In order to maintain China’s hard-won epidemic prevention and control results,It is also beneficial to minimize the risk of cross-infection of people who come to China on their way.And then safeguard everyone’s health and safety.
Regarding your second question,Since the implementation of nucleic acid testing measures for passengers arriving in China before boarding,Played an important role in preventing the import of overseas epidemics.but,At present, no detection method can reach 100% accuracy.According to the opinions of relevant professional departments,Serum specific IgM antibody test results are stable,With nucleic acid detection,Can greatly improve the accuracy of screening for new coronavirus infection,So we have increased the requirement for serum antibody testing.Judging from the pilot situation in some countries in the early stage,The effect is good.It is understood thatSome countries have taken similar measures.
Regarding your third question,As I said earlier,The current overseas epidemic situation is very severe,Passengers in China often stop at one place,It increases the risk of infection by one point.From the current situation of imported cases,Many people have performed nucleic acid tests before traveling,After being infected with the virus,Such cases account for nearly half of imported cases.and so,Add a test at the transit point,It is necessary for epidemic prevention and control.Simultaneously,We also recommend everyone,If international travel is really necessary,To plan the route reasonably,Try to choose direct flights,Avoid transiting on the way.
AFP reporter: In response to reports that China has taken restrictive measures on Australian products exported to China,Can you confirm or provide some details?
Wang Wenbin: I have answered relevant questions many times in the past two days.I want to emphasize thatThe Chinese competent authorities take relevant measures against foreign products exported to China in accordance with laws and regulations,Comply with Chinese laws and regulations and international practices,It is also a responsible behavior to China’s domestic industries and consumers,Completely reasonable and legal,Blameless.
Simultaneously,I also want to tell everyone,Opening to the outside world is China’s basic national policy.China will continue to uphold the beliefs of openness, cooperation, unity and win-win,Unswervingly expand opening up in an all-round way.This is what the Chinese said,This is also done.The series of measures to expand opening up announced by China at the second China International Import Expo have been fully implemented.The growth rate of China’s imports of goods and services over the past year has been significantly higher than the global average.The third CIIE was held as scheduled under the special background of the new crown pneumonia epidemic.Enterprises from all over the world participated actively.According to the “2020 Global Business Environment Report” released by the World Bank,The global ranking of China’s business environment jumped to 31st.All these show that China has achieved tangible results in expanding opening up and promoting mutual benefit and win-win results.There is no doubt.
I also noticed,Recently, some people in Australia have raised some questions about China’s relevant measures.Some also accused China of relevant measures that violated international trade rules and so on.What I want to tell everyone is,Since 2018, more than a dozen Chinese investment projects in Australia have been rejected by Australia on the grounds of ambiguous and unfounded “national security”.Including prohibiting Chinese companies from participating in the construction of Australia’s 5G network,It even includes infrastructure, agriculture and animal husbandry.up to now,Australia has initiated 106 anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against Chinese products.There are only 4 anti-dumping and countervailing investigations initiated by China against Australian products.Who is going against the principles of market economy and the spirit of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?Who is inconsistent with words and deeds, undermines cooperation, and takes discriminatory measures?I think,The relevant facts are very clear.
We have repeatedly emphasized,Mutual respect is the basis and prerequisite for pragmatic cooperation between countries.We once again urge some people in Australia to reflect on themselves,Do more things that are conducive to mutual trust and cooperation between China and Australia and are in line with the spirit of China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership,Create favorable conditions and atmosphere for practical cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Reuters reporter: An Australian court prosecuted a 65-year-old Chinese man under “anti-foreign interference legislation” for the first time on Thursday.Does China know the situation of the case?Any comment on this?
Wang Wenbin: I don’t know the specifics of the case.
As for the so-called “anti-foreign interference legislation” in Australia,My colleagues and I have stated our position many times.I want to emphasize again,China has always insisted on developing relations with other countries on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.Never and have no interest in interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
“Global Times” reporter: On the 5th,The website of the U.S. State Department announced thatUS Secretary of State Pompeo announced the revocation of the decision to characterize the “East Turkistan Islamic Movement” (ETIM) as a terrorist organization.How does China respond to this?
Wang Wenbin: China expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the relevant US decision.”Eastern Iraqi Movement” is a terrorist organization listed by the UN Security Council.It is also a terrorist organization recognized by the international community,Engaged in terrorist and violent activities for a long time,Caused a large number of casualties and property losses,A serious threat to the security and stability of China and the international region.It is the consensus of the international community to crack down on the “Eastern Iraqi Movement”.It is also an important part of the international fight against terrorism.
As a co-sponsor of the “Eastern Iraq Movement” in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council, the United States,Going back on the characterization of “Eastern Iranian Movement” terrorism,It has once again exposed the “double standards” of the Washington establishment on counter-terrorism issues and the “combined use of terrorist organizations.”The ugly face of “disagree, discard”.Terrorism is terrorism.The U.S. should immediately correct its mistakes,Don’t “whitewash” terrorist organizations,Don’t go backwards for international counter-terrorism cooperation.