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Regular Press Conference by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin on October 17, 2022

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Regular Press Conference by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin on October 17, 2022

CCTV: In recent days, leaders of many countries and international organizations have sent messages and letters to Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, to express their congratulations on the the opening of the 20th CPC National Congress. Do you have a comment on this?

Wang Wenbin: As you said, in recent days, leaders of many countries and international organizations have sent messages and letters to President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, to extend congratulations to him on the opening of the 20th CPC National Congress. They noted that the 20th National Congress will mark a new stage in the cause of socialist construction in China and expressed their belief that under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its center, China will successfully realize its national revival. They stressed the importance they attach to relations with China and stressed China’s role as a champion of world peace, security, multilateralism and a just and equitable international order and as a important driver of the global economy. They hailed China’s efforts to enhance win-win cooperation between countries through the Belt and Road Initiative and expressed their readiness to consolidate and further deepen friendship and partnership with China. China.

Those who are committed to the welfare of the world can always find friends all over the world. Since the 18th CPC National Congress, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its heart, China has resolutely pursued peaceful development, called for building a new type of international relations characterized by mutual respect, fairness and justice and win-win cooperation and have advanced the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. China has always been a force for world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order. China has provided its ideas and solutions to solve major global problems and helped build consensus and synergy to advance human development and progress. All of this has been widely recognized around the world. Multiple international polls show that China’s role is welcomed by much of the world, especially developing countries. UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed China as an indispensable and trustworthy life force in promoting world peace and development.

In the new journey of building a modern socialist country in all respects, the CPC will stick to its founding mission of realizing people’s happiness, national rejuvenation and human progress with unswerving conviction, and lead the Chinese people in this great renewal enterprise united as one. Meanwhile, we will always regard China’s development as part of human development, share development opportunities with other countries, and continue to work with the rest of the world to advance the building of a community with a shared future for China. humanity and create new, greater contributions to world peace and common development.

China News Service: Today marks the 30th International Day for the Eradication of World Poverty and the ninth National Day for the Eradication of Poverty in China. In a report delivered to the 20th CPC National Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping noted that the past decade has marked three major events of great immediate impact and profound historical significance for the cause of the Party and the people, including including the historic feat of eradicating absolute poverty and completing the construction of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. What does China’s success in eradicating absolute poverty mean for the country and the world?

Wang Wenbin: The eradication of poverty is a long-held dream of the Chinese people and a centuries-old pursuit of mankind.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its heart, we have won the greatest battle against poverty in human history, and once and for all , solved the problem of absolute poverty in China. . China has achieved the Sustainable Development Goal of ending poverty ten years ahead of schedule and has notably reduced the global poverty rate, thus making a significant contribution to the cause of poverty reduction in the world.

China is not only a model and a pioneer in global poverty alleviation, but also an advocate and participant in global poverty alleviation cooperation. The World Bank has projected that the Belt and Road cooperation will lift 7.6 million people out of extreme poverty and 32 million people out of moderate poverty in relevant countries by 2030. China has launched the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and is committed to a development-oriented and people-centered approach. China released its first list of projects covering areas such as poverty alleviation and food security, launched an international NGO network for poverty alleviation cooperation, and established the Global Alliance for of poverty and development. All measures aim to promote the sharing of experiences in poverty reduction and to promote global cooperation in poverty reduction.

On the path to the pursuit of happiness, no country or nation should be left behind. China will continue to put people first and uphold the common interests of mankind. We will advance and actively participate in global cooperation on poverty reduction and development, and work with the international community to bring ideas and strength to building a community with a shared future for humanity.

Bloomberg: Politico has reported that Chinese officials are blocking US efforts to set the agenda for a face-to-face meeting between President Xi and President Biden on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have any comments?

Wang Wenbin: I believe you may have noticed that the US has already said the story is wrong.

The Paper: It is reported that on October 17, the Japanese leader and some political dignitaries sent ritual offerings to Yasukuni Shrine on the occasion of the shrine’s autumn festival, and some Cabinet members visited the shrine. Do you have a comment?

Wang Wenbin: China firmly rejects Japan’s negative measures regarding the Yasukuni Shrine and has made solemn demarches to the Japanese side. We urge the Japanese side to sincerely acknowledge its statements and commitments to frankly confront and reflect on its history of aggression, frankly break with militarism, and earn the trust of its Asian neighbors and the international community as a whole. through concrete actions.

Reuters: South Pacific defense ministers will meet in Tonga on Tuesday as Australia seeks a closer military relationship with the three island nations that have defense forces to counter China’s security push in the region. What is the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s comment on this?

Wang Wenbin: We hope military cooperation between relevant countries will promote regional peace and stability and not target any third parties.

CCTV: The 20th CPC National Congress is being held. More than 2,000 delegates from all walks of life fulfill their duties. Some comments went, the election of delegates demonstrated how fully democracy is practiced. What’s your comment ?

Wang Wenbin: The election of delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress is an important part of preparing for the 20th CPC National Congress. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its heart, the preparation has been thoughtful and meticulous. A total of 2,296 high-calibre delegates were elected by 38 electoral units across the country. Their composition is well structured, and they come from a broad spectrum. They show the good morale of CCP members in the new era. For the first time ever, the 20th CPC National Congress openly solicited the opinion of the whole party and society on the work related to the National Congress. More than 8.5 million suggestions and comments in various fields were collected, thus laying an important foundation for the success of the congress.

The preparation for the National Congress is a great example of combining the need to follow the Party’s leadership and the practice of democracy, illustrating how the Party gives full play to democracy within itself and follows the mass line. The international community has high expectations for the 20th CPC National Congress and praises the preparation. Experts and scholars from countries such as Tanzania, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan shared the view that the CCP is fully aware of the importance of serving the people and that its policy-making is based on knowing what the public thinks, and evaluates a policy by examining whether it serves the interest of the people and the development and progress of the country. They view the Chinese governance system as an achievement of democratic centralism which has led China to unprecedented achievements.

General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that people’s democracy is the life of socialism and what is the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country. Chinese democracy has come a long way, from “bean voting” in the Shaan-Gan-Ning border region during the Yan’an period to the successful preparation of the 20th CPC National Congress. We believe that the excellent delegates to the National Congress representing the more than 96 million CPC members, who have gone through a rigorous electoral process, will pool the will of the Party, live up to the expectations of the people, and bring new, important contributions to the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country and the full realization of the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

Bloomberg: The Financial Times reported that a document prepared by the EU’s external service advises members to diversify supply chains outside of China. Does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have a comment?

Wang Wenbin: Global industrial and supply chains, as they currently exist, are the result of the combined force of the market and the choices of companies. The arbitrary establishment of restrictions for political purposes disrupts international cooperation and destabilizes industrial and supply chains. It is not conducive to the development of industries and does not serve the interests of any country.

China and the EU are partners, not rivals. Our economies are closely linked and highly complementary. Our cooperation far exceeds the competition. As the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, noted the other day, Chinese commodities have done much better and much more to contain inflation than all central banks combined. . We hope the European side will view China-EU cooperation objectively, expand common interests and contribute to the stability of global industrial and supply chains.