Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a press conference on China's foreign policy and foreign relations via video link on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met the press about the country's foreign policy and diplomatic relations on Monday during the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
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China is willing to continue playing a constructive role to facilitate Russia-Ukraine dialogue for peace, and work alongside the international community to carry out necessary mediation, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday.
China goes all out to protect the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese nationals abroad, Wang said Monday.
Serving the people and addressing their concerns is a bounden duty of China's diplomacy, Wang said at a press conference.
China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday stressed that the Taiwan question differs in nature from the Ukraine issue and the two are not comparable at all.
The biggest difference lies in the fact that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory and the Taiwan question is entirely China's internal affairs while the Ukraine issue arose from contention between two countries, namely Russia and Ukraine, Wang said at a press conference.
It is a blatant act of double standards that some people, while being vocal about the principle of sovereignty on the Ukraine issue, have kept undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity on the Taiwan question, he said.
China and Russia will maintain strategic focus and keep deepening China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, Wang said.
The China-Russia relationship is valued for its independence. It is based on non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of any third party, and it is free from interference or discord sown by third parties, Wang noted.
Calmness and rationality, instead of moves that pour oil on the flame and escalate tensions, are needed to resolve complex problems, Wang said Monday while elaborating on China's position on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have established a model of the most dynamic and promising regional cooperation over the past three decades, Wang said Monday.