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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on September 8, 2015

2015-09-08

Q: French President Fran├žois Hollande announced on September 7 that he would travel to China in November to launch an appeal for the success of the Paris Climate Change Conference with President Xi Jinping. What is China's comment on that? What is China's expectation for the Paris Conference?

A: The Chinese side supports France in holding the Paris Climate Change Conference and appreciates efforts made by the French side to prepare for the Conference. We welcome President Hollande's visit to China and stay in close communication with the French side on that.

To reach an agreement as scheduled at the Paris Conference by the end of this year meets the aspiration of the entire international community. The Chinese side will work with all parties in the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities, equity and respective capabilities for a comprehensive and balanced outcome of the Paris Conference so as to equip the global efforts against climate change with an effective solution. There is not much time left for the negotiation, but we are still faced with daunting tasks. All parties should speed up negotiation with the utmost sincerity and build up consensus with the best efforts. The Chinese side will enhance communication and coordination with all parties and work enthusiastically for the success of the Paris Conference.

Q: Red Cross officials from the DPRK and the ROK concluded their meeting on the morning of September 8 with the agreement of holding reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War at Mount Kumgang resort from October 20 to 26. What is China's comment on that?

A: We have noted the relevant report, and welcome the agreement between the DPRK and the ROK of holding family reunions. The Chinese side supports the two sides in improving relations through dialogue and consultation, promoting reconciliation and cooperation and making tangible efforts to safeguard peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.

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