On the invitation of the federal government of Kazakhstan, which holds the presidency of the Convention on Interplay and Confidence Constructing Measures in Asia (CICA), Vice President Wang Qishan will lead a delegation to Kazakhstan and attend the Sixth CICA Summit in Astana from October 12 to 13.
ITV Information: In response to media experiences, the Director of GCHQ in London will at the moment give a speech wherein he’s more likely to particularly declare that the Chinese language authorities makes use of science and know-how as a instrument and presents a menace to international safety. Can I ask you for a response to this?
Mao Ning: The remarks of the British official don’t have any factual foundation in any respect. China’s technological improvement is geared toward making lives higher for the Chinese language individuals. It doesn’t goal anybody, nonetheless much less pose any menace. Subscribing to the so-called “China menace” and stoking confrontation advantages nobody and can finally backfire.
Reuters: POLITICO reported in a single day that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will go to China in early November. Is that this correct? If that’s the case, when exactly will Mr. Scholz come and what does China hope will probably be achieved by means of this go to?
Mao Ning: I do not need any info to supply for the time being.
AFP: The top of British cyber intelligence unit GCHQ can also be anticipated to warn at the moment that China is in search of to drive different nations into “consumer states”. Do you will have any remark?
Mao Ning: That can also be a baseless allegation. China doesn’t drive anybody into something.
China Information Service: It’s reported that hurricane Julia hit Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and different South American and Central American nations, inflicting injury and casualties within the related area just lately. What’s your remark? Will China present help to those nations?
Mao Ning: Lately, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and different nations have been hit by hurricane Julia. The hurricane triggered pure disasters similar to flash floods and mudslides that brought about fatalities and property loss. China mourns for the victims and extends condolences to the bereaved households and the injured. We imagine that the governments and other people of related nations will overcome the disasters and rebuild their homeland at an early date. China is able to present catastrophe reduction help to the perfect of its functionality.
Reuters: A follow-up on the query on Ukraine. It’s been reported that at the least 19 individuals have died following Russian missiles that brought about explosions and at the least 105 individuals have been wounded throughout Ukraine. What’s China’s touch upon this? Is China involved concerning the deaths and these people who find themselves being wounded throughout Ukraine?
Mao Ning: I said China’s place on the Ukraine situation yesterday, so I can’t go over it once more. The continued developments are worrisome. We name on related events to seek out correct methods to deal with variations by means of dialogue and session. China is able to work with the worldwide neighborhood and proceed to play a constructive half in deescalation efforts.
Dragon TV: As some Western nations together with the US have been calling for decoupling and breaking industrial and provide chains, some on this planet are involved over the potential impression on China’s technological improvement. What’s China’s remark?
Mao Ning: Only a few days in the past I noticed a video clip on the Web displaying Earth seen from China’s house station, which is preferred by many viewers. It epitomizes China’s sci-tech innovation and the way China’s technological improvement has contributed to the progress of mankind.
The Communist Occasion of China and the Chinese language authorities connect excessive significance to sci-tech innovation and see it as the first driving drive for improvement. We’ve recognized self-reliance and impartial improvement in science and know-how as a strategic underpinning of nationwide improvement. China now stands among the many world’s nations of innovators, with cutting-edge applied sciences similar to quantum info continuously breaking new floor, and new industries and enterprise fashions together with AI flourishing. Joint analysis and sci-tech cooperation between China and different nations has contributed to bettering the welfare of humanity and addressing international challenges.
I wish to stress that innovation is a part of human progress. No nation might declare it solely for themselves, nonetheless much less ought to anybody abuse their sci-tech benefits to suppress different nations’ improvement. Decoupling and disruption of business and provide chains is a double-edged sword that can reduce oneself even because it hurts others. China doesn’t see decoupling or disruption of business and provide chains as the correct selection or one thing that might cease China’s improvement. For China, improvement is all the time based mostly on our personal power. No restriction or suppression would maintain again China’s sci-tech development.