Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on Yang Jun Case II
2019/08/30

Q: Australian Prime Minister said on Thursday that he would advocate for the release of an Australian citizen Yang Jun. I wonder if China has any response?

A: I have repeatedly stated China's position regarding this case most recently.

The remarks by some in Australia are simply fact-distorting and self-contradictory. On one hand, they claim to respect China's judicial sovereignty and not to interfere in China's judicial matters. But on the other, they keep on with their finger-pointing on matters within China's sovereignty in an attempt to cast blame and exert pressure. I reiterate that China is a country with rule of law and Chinese judicial organs handle cases independently in accordance with law. I advise the Australian side to stop making groundless and irresponsible remarks and stop hyping up the case to pressure China. It should work to cement rather than undermine our bilateral relations and mutual trust.

(Source: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on August 29, 2019)

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