On the afternoon of December 30, 2010, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu held a regular press conference.
Jiang Yu started the conference with the following announcement:
At the invitation of the Government of Mauritius, Vice President Kunda of Zambia, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Prime Minister Philemon of Cameroon and the Government of Senegal, Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will pay official visits to the above five countries from January 6 to 19.
Q: It's reported that Presidents of three Western African countries have recently traveled to
A: We are worried about the tension in
Given the recent security situation in
A: You'll have to ask the DPRK side for its position. We are of the view that every country has the right to make peaceful use of nuclear energy and meanwhile should abide by international norms and accept relevant safeguard and inspection.
Q: How do you comment on the remarks by ROK President Lee Myung-bak and those in the ROK relating to the South-North relations and unification?
A: We have taken note of President Lee Myung-bak's remarks on the South-North relations on the
Q: ROK President Lee Myung-bak reportedly said yesterday that the Korean nuclear issue should be resolved through the Six-Party Talks, a positive gesture compared with the ROK Government's previous stance. How do you comment?
A: The Six-Party Talks is the effective channel to realize denuclearization on the
Q:The Office of the US Trade Representative said last week that China's reduction of the first batch of rare earth export quotas for 2011 might prompt the US to take further actions. How do you comment? Why do you continue to restrict rare earth exports?
A: You may refer to the Ministry of Commerce, which has lately run a detailed explanation on its website. I would like to talk briefly about
The Chinese Government strengthens management over the mining, production and export of rare earth in light of protecting environment and depletable resources. The measures are in line with WTO rules.
The international market has an increasing demand for rare earth as the economy grows. Ensuring rare earth supply has gradually become the common task of all countries in the world. Other countries with rare earth resources should actively develop the resources as well to contribute their share of global rare earth supply.
Jiang Yu concluded the conference by saying that as this was the last press conference of the year, she would like to thank friends from the media for their cooperation over the year and wish everybody a happy new year.