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中英对照:2024年1月25日外交部发言人汪文斌主持例行记者会 [4]

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s Regular Press Conference on January 25, 2024 [4]

Premier Li Qiang pointed out that the two countries’ economy are deeply connected. Economic and trade cooperation are playing an important role in our bilateral relations as an anchor and propeller. China stands ready to work with Japan to tap on our potentials for cooperation, continue to share development opportunities, support companies from our two countries to enhance cooperation in such areas as technological innovation, digital economy, green development, healthcare and elderly care and together keep industrial and supply chains stable and unimpeded for higher-level complementarity and mutual benefit. We hope that the economic sector in Japan will play a positive role in advancing win-win cooperation between China and Japan. China is committed to its fundamental national policy of opening up and will continue to foster a market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment. We welcome companies from Japan and other countries to continue to invest in China and hope that Japan will do better in providing an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in Japan.
Heads of the three groups from Japan’s economic sector stated that Japan and China are each other’s important neighbor. They hope that the two countries will return to their original aspiration of friendship, enhance close exchanges between all sectors and at all levels, and build a constructive and stable Japan-China relationship based on common strategic interests. China is a major engine driving global economic growth. The Japanese economic sector is deeply encouraged by China’s sound and steady economic growth and would like to work with China to enhance cooperation in trade, environmental protection, the green economy, healthcare, rehabilitation and other areas, promote cross-border travel, advance regional economic cooperation and make positive contribution to the growth of Japan-China relations and peace and prosperity in Asia and beyond.
Bloomberg You said that the Japanese side should work harder. What aspect they should work hard on? Can you tell us?
Wang Wenbin I just briefed you on the meeting between Premier Li Qiang and the Japanese delegation from the economic sector. I would like to reiterate that the various sectors in China and Japan need to work together to revisit our original aspiration of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries, adhere to the right direction of peace, friendship and cooperation and implement the political consensus that they should be cooperative partners rather than threats to each other. We also hope that Japan can properly handle historical, Taiwan-related and other issues of principle. 
Reuters The US Navy destroyer USS John Finn transited through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday. What is the Foreign Ministry’s comment on this?
Wang Wenbin On the US destroyer USS John Finn’s transit through the Taiwan Strait, the Spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command has issued a statement on China’s position.
I would like to stress that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory and China remains unwavering in our determination to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China noted that after the elections in the Taiwan region, we have seen negative statements and actions from the US side, which sent wrong messages to “Taiwan independence” forces. What the US did violates the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, and contravenes the commitments repeatedly reiterated by US leaders of not supporting “Taiwan independence”, not supporting “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”, and not seeking to use the Taiwan question as a tool to contain China. The US needs to stay committed to the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, immediately stop infringement and provocative moves, stop creating troubles undermining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and stop sending any wrong signals to “Taiwan independence” separatist forces.