|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on September 6, 2016|
Q: How do you comment on the G20 Hangzhou Summit which has already concluded?
A: The past few days have seen the world attention fixed on Hangzhou, China and extensive media coverage from home and abroad on this Summit.
This Summit, which was held when the world economic growth and the transformation of the G20 reached a crucial juncture, was closely followed by the international community. We can see that all parties have pinned their high hopes on it. China met these expectations by organizing all parties to discuss world economic growth and cooperation under the theme of fostering an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy. Their discussions led to an array of important consensus. As President Xi Jinping said, all parties are determined to find the direction and chart the course for the world economy, to break a new path of growth and breathe new life to the world economy, to improve global economic and financial governance and enhance the resilience of world economy against risks, to revive the two engines of international trade and investment and build an open world economy, and to promote inclusive and interconnected development so that the benefits of G20 cooperation can reach every corner of the world.
The Hangzhou Summit reached the G20 Leaders' Communiqué which further clarified the direction, goals and measures of G20 cooperation and adopted the Hangzhou Consensus to propel world economic growth. The G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth was endorsed, showcasing determination to seek a fundamental path for sustained and sound world economic growth and enhance the potential for medium and long-term growth of the world economy in an all-round way. The Summit also formulated the G20 Strategy for Global Trade Growth and the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking, the latter being the first-ever framework rules for multilateral investment worldwide, reaffirming its commitment to multilateral trade regime and opposition against protectionism. For the first time, this Summit placed development issues on a prominent position within the global macro-policy framework, formulated action plan on implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, pledged to play an exemplary role in implementing the Paris Agreement and ensure its early entry into force. These action plans and practical results will deliver tangible benefits to people in developing countries and contribute to the common development of all mankind. Such substantial achievements meant that the Summit successfully fulfilled its pre-set targets. Leaders of all the participating countries and leading officials of international organizations applauded China for the successful hosting of the G20 Hangzhou Summit.
As the hosting country, China spent great time and effort on making this summit a successful one. The Hangzhou Summit also owes its success to the support and collaboration given by G20 members, guest countries, international organizations and all related circles. President Xi Jinping expressed his heartfelt thanks when meeting the press yesterday. China will continue to work with all parties, follow through with all the outcomes, and jointly promote a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the world economy. We believe that the Hangzhou Summit will be a new starting point for the G20 to start afresh.
Q: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made some inappropriate remarks about US President Barack Obama yesterday, leading to the US canceling of the two leaders' meeting in Laos. China also intends to have dialogues with President Duterte. After hearing these remarks, is China still willing to talk to him?
A: We have noted relevant reports as well as the statement made by President Duterte's Spokesperson today.
The Philippines is China's neighbor. It is the common aspiration of the two sides to improve and develop bilateral ties, and it also suits our common interests. We would like to work with the Philippines to rebuild mutual trust and improve bilateral relations.
Q: Can you give us more information on Peruvian President Kuczynski's visit to China?
A: We have announced that at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard of the Republic of Peru will pay a state visit to China from September 12 to 16. During President Kuczynski's visit, President Xi Jinping will join him for talks and the signing of cooperation documents. Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Zhang Dejiang will also meet with him respectively. Apart from Beijing, President Kuczynski's visit will also bring him to Shanghai.
The two sides will exchange views on the development of China-Peru relationship, practical cooperation in various fields and other issues of common interest. Peru is among the first group of Latin American countries who established diplomatic ties with the new China. In recent year, bilateral relations have been developing rapidly in an all-round way. In 2013, the bilateral relationship was elevated to the comprehensive strategic partnership. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Peru. China always values its relationship with Peru, and looks forward to enhancing political mutual trust, promoting practical cooperation, fortifying traditional friendship, and striving for the continuous and in-depth growth of China-Peru comprehensive strategic partnership through this visit.
Q: A week has passed since the car bomb attack in the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. How is the investigation going? Do you have any new information?
A: The investigation is underway. We will work with the Kyrgyz side to discover the truth as soon as possible.
Follow-up: Has any terrorist organization claimed responsibility?
A: I have nothing to offer on that. We are still investigating this case, and we will let you know if there is anything new.
Q: The final result of the 6th Hong Kong Legislative Council election was out. Six candidates that call either for "independence" or greater autonomy for Hong Kong were elected. Will the Central Government invite them over for talks?
A: The Spokesperson of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council has already issued a statement on this election. I would refer you to his remarks.
Q: Afghan Defense Ministry Spokesperson said on September 5 that the Taliban carried out two suicide bombings near the Defense Ministry building in Kabul, killing and injuring over a hundred including senior Afghan security officials. What is your comment?
A: We have noted relevant reports and condemn such attacks. China opposes all forms of terrorism. We want to express our condolences to the victims and sympathies to the injured and the bereaved families.
China believes that an Afghan reconciliation process led and owned by the Afghan people represents the only way out of the Afghan issue. As a friendly neighbor of Afghanistan, China sincerely hopes that Afghanistan can achieve peace, stability and development at an early date.