Foreign minister discusses foreign policy matters
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a virtual press conference on March 7 on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing where he answered questions related to foreign policy matters from foreign and Chinese journalists.
On the 2022 Beijing Winter Games
The Beijing Winter Games was a success.
It was inspiring to see countries unite under the Olympic spirit.
On the Ukraine crisis
Wang called for calmness and rationality in resolving the Ukraine crisis, stressing that disputes must be settled through dialogue, negotiation, and peaceful means.
China will play a constructive role in promoting peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, he added.
"China is prepared to continue playing a constructive role to facilitate dialogue for peace and work alongside the international community when needed to carry out necessary mediation," he said.
The Red Cross Society of China will provide emergency humanitarian assistance in the form of supplies for Ukraine as soon as possible.
On world stability
Cold War mentality fuels division.
Peace is foundation for global development.
Economic globalization is a trend of our times.
China always serves as anchor for stability.
On China-Russia ties
The China-Russia relationship is based on non-alliance, non-confrontation, and non-targeting of any third party, Wang said.
It is free from interference or discord sown by third parties, he added.
China and Russia will maintain strategic focus and keep deepening the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, Wang stressed.
On Chinese nationals in Ukraine
Emergency evacuations of Chinese nationals are being organized.
On China-US ties
During the press conference, Wang called for China-US relations to be brought back on the right track.
Major-country competition is not the right choice and the US needs to put its verbal assurances into practice, he said.
"In a globalized and interdependent world, how China and the US can find the right way forward and manage to get along is both a new question for humanity and a formulation that must be worked out by China and the US together," he added.
On the Belt and Road Initiative
118 members in the BRI family.
BRI cooperation is moving forward with bright prospects.
On US Indo-Pacific strategy
US disrupting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.
On the global development initiative
Progress of implementation of the global development initiative.
China believes true development is development for all.
"China values role of all parties in 2030 agenda," he said.
On China-Japan relations
China is aware of challenges in relationship.
Sides must honor commitments in relations.
On China-ROK relationships
Parities concerned must meet each other half way to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue.
US actions important in the Korean Peninsula issue.
On US democracy
US summit in 2021 violated the spirit of democracy.
World recognizes China's democracy.
Taiwan question differs in nature from Ukraine issue.
BRICS to form a high-quality partnership to drive global development.
Asia's time has come in global governance.
On China-India relations
Forces have looked to stoke tensions between China and India.
On Middle East peace process
China always plays a constructive role in the Middle East region.
On progress of Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
China still has full confidence in finalizing the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.