FM press conference on Jan. 14 Thursday, January 14, 2010

China says its Web open, welcomes Int'l companies

China's Internet is open and welcomes international companies, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday, just two days after Google issued a statement saying it might quit China.

Spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regular news briefing that China encouraged development of the Internet. Full story

China to protect legitimate rights of engineers charged by India

China's Foreign Ministry Thursday pledged to ensure the rights of three Chinese engineers arrested and charged with culpable homicide on Monday by Indian police would be protected.

The engineers, employed by the Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO), were charged with homicide in connection with a chimney collapse that killed more than 40 people at an Indian power plant in September, 2009. Full story

Liberian FM to visit China

Liberian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Minister of Cabinet Olubanke King Akerele is to pay an official visit to China from Jan. 20-25 at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu made the announcement at a regular press briefing Thursday. Full story

Chinese state councilor to visit Indonesia, Brunei

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo will pay an official visit to Indonesia and Brunei from Jan. 21 to 26, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Thursday.

Dai is visiting at the invitation of Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto and the Brunei government, Jiang said at a regular press conference. Full story

Editor: Bi Mingxin
Source: Xinhua