Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on October 13, 2021
2021-10-13 18:51

Shenzhen TV: It is learned that Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu recently visited the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh". What is China's comment?

Zhao Lijian: China's position on the China-India boundary issue is consistent and clear-cut. The Chinese government has never recognized the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh" established unilaterally and illegally by the Indian side and firmly opposes the Indian leader's visit to this above-mentioned area.

China urges the Indian side to earnestly respect China's major concerns, stop taking any action that would complicate and expand the boundary issue, and refrain from undermining mutual trust and bilateral relations. It should instead take real actions to maintain peace and stability in the China-India border area, and help to bring China-India relations back onto the track of sound and steady development.

China News Service: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on October 12 that "Russia, like the overwhelming majority of other countries, considers Taiwan to be part of the People's Republic of China. We have proceeded and will proceed from this premise in our foreign policy." Do you have any comment?

Zhao Lijian: We highly appreciate Foreign Minister Lavrov's remarks on Taiwan.

I would like to reiterate that there is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. This is a basic fact recognized by the international community.

We believe that China's just cause of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, opposing secession and realizing national reunification will continue to win the understanding and support of the international community including Russia. We stand ready to abide by the consensus on firm support to each other in four respects together with Russia. China firmly supports Russia's efforts to safeguard sovereignty and regime security and oppose external interference.

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