FM press conference on Jan. 12
GOV.cn Tuesday, January 12, 2010

China opposes U.S. having official exchanges with Taiwan

China opposes the United States having official exchanges with Taiwan, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday.

Jiang made the remarks when asked to comment on Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou's Honduras tour with a scheduled stopover in the United States. Full story

China opposes any country accepting Chinese Guantanamo detainees

China opposes any country accepting the Chinese Uygurs held at the Guantanamo Bay, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on Tuesday.

Jiang's remarks came in response to media reports that said Switzerland was considering taking some Uygur detainees from Guantanamo. Full story

China reaffirms its missile interception test defensive

China's missile interception test Monday accorded with its defensive military strategy, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on Tuesday.

China conducted a test on ground-based midcourse missile interception technology within its territory on Monday. Full story

China urges diplomacy instead of sanctions on Iran

China on Thursday called for accelerated diplomacy to resolve the Iran nuclear issue, saying sanctions cannot fundamentally end the standoff.

"We hope the parties involved will not drop diplomatic efforts, but adopt more flexible policies to seek a proper resolution of the issue," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu at a regular press briefing. Full story

China hopes Middle East peace talks resume at an early date

China on Tuesday reiterated its call for a resumption of Middle East peace talks as soon as possible.

"We hope all parties concerned in the Middle East issue heed the calls of the international community, and put an end to actions holding back the resumption of peace talks," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu at a regular press briefing. Full story

China urges all parties to safeguard stability on Korean peninsula

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tuesday said China urged all parties to push forward the denuclearization process to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. Full story

Austrian president to visit China next week

Austrian President Heinz Fischer will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Full story

Chinese FM to attend forum between East Asia, Latin America

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will attend a meeting between East Asia and Latin America in Tokyo later this week.

"Yang will attend the fourth foreign ministers' meeting of Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation from Saturday to Sunday as guest of Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu told a regular briefing. Full story

Editor: Mo Hong'e
Source: Xinhua