Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2021-11-27 07:52

Bloomberg: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that a Chinese surveillance ship off Australia’s coast was a very serious situation in the “Indo-Pacific”. This Chinese ship was circulating the coast of Australia for around three weeks in August and in September. Does China have any comment?

Zhao Lijian: Certain Australian politicians, driven by selfish gains, are very keen on making remarks that incite confrontation. Such behavior is deeply irresponsible and unpopular.

I want to stress that China is always a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a guardian of international order. China’s development is an opportunity for the world. For all the benefits it has long enjoyed from cooperation with China, Australia is now hyping up the so-called “China threat theory”. It is groundless, immoral and will eventually hurt Australia’s own interests.


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