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中英对照:2024年1月26日外交部发言人汪文斌主持例行记者会 [2]

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s Regular Press Conference on January 26, 2024 [2]

We answered your second question the day before yesterday, which you may refer to.
Global Times It’s reported that the US Space Force in its assessment report “Competing in Space” said that China and Russia are testing and developing anti-satellite weapons to deny, disrupt or destroy satellites and space services. The two countries often mask or conceal these activities to avoid international condemnation. To counter these threats, the US Space Force launched new early warning satellites to track Chinese or Russian spacecraft. What’s China’s comment?
Wang Wenbin The US has long been repeatedly hyping up China as a “threat in outer space” to smear and attack China, which is only an excuse for the US to expand its forces in outer space and maintain military hegemony.
In fact, the US openly characterized outer space as a “battlefield,” made great effort to develop outer space military and provoke major-power rivalry, making itself the biggest factor in militarizing outer space and turning it into a battlefield, and the biggest threat to outer space security. The US has long been abusing space technology and maliciously tracking and approaching other countries’ spacecraft in a dangerous manner, which increases the collision risk in space and is seriously irresponsible.
China sticks to the peaceful use of outer space and opposes the arms race there. We strive for legal instruments on space arms control through negotiations in the international community and protection of the peace and security of the outer space by legal means. China once again urges the US to stop spreading disinformation, expanding military build-up and stepping up war preparation in outer space, and to genuinely shoulder its due responsibility. 
AFP China’s Vice Foreign Minister is in Pyongyang today for a meeting with his North Korean counterpart. Do you have any details on this meeting and if the visit will pave the way for senior visit, maybe the North Korean leader's visit to China?
Wang Wenbin At the invitation of the DPRK, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sun Weidong arrived in the DPRK on January 25 for a visit. We will release relevant information in due course. Please check back for updates. 
Financial Times Yesterday there was a Wall Street Journal article about Ian Stones, a British businessman who was detained in China over breaches of China’s national security laws. Could you provide any more information about the case—why he was detained, when he was tried, what he was convicted on, and what evidence there was against Ian Stones?
Wang Wenbin British defendant Ian J. Stones was accused of buying and unlawfully supplying intelligence for an organization or individual outside China. On August 23, 2022, Beijing No.2 Intermediate People's Court publicly announced in accordance with the law the sentencing for the first instance of the case and ruled that Ian J. Stones was guilty of that crime and sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment. After the sentencing, he appealed against the ruling. The Beijing High People's Court heard the case in accordance with the law and announced publicly in the second instance on September 8 last year that the appeal was dismissed and the original ruling was upheld. The Chinese courts heard the trial strictly in accordance with the law, guaranteed Ian J. Stones’ various procedural rights, and allowed the UK to visit him and sit in on the sentencing.
China is a law-based country. Its judiciary handles cases strictly in accordance with the law and protects the lawful rights of Chinese and foreign parties.