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FM press conference on Dec. 3 (Full Text) (2)

(People's Daily Online)

15:57, December 07, 2012

Q: The New Zealand Environment and Climate Change Affairs Minister recently said that New Zealand would withdraw from the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol as the Protocol is outdated. What is China's comment?

A: The Chinese side has noticed relevant reports. The UN climate change conference is now being held in Doha and negotiations on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol will be completed soon. New Zealand's announcement of not participating in the second commitment period regrettably runs counter to international efforts. China hopes that all developed countries, including New Zealand, could effectively fulfill their responsibilities and obligations, continue to follow through on their emission reduction commitments, and participate in international cooperation to address climate change with a positive and constructive attitude.

Q: How will China dissuade the DPRK after it announced the plan of launching a satellite?

A: We stated our position on the DPRK's announcement of satellite launch yesterday. Maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia serves the common interests and is the shared responsibility of all parties concerned. We hope relevant parties can do more for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. We also hope that all parties concerned can exercise calmness in order to avoid further escalation of the situation and make joint efforts to properly handle the current situation. China will continue to keep in communication and coordination with other parties.

Q: Does China regard the DPRK's announcement of satellite launch as a violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions?

A: The DPRK has the right to peaceful use of the outer space, but the right is subject to the restrictions of relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Q: The US Senate recently adopted the amendament to the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013" which claimed that the US does not take a position on the ultimate sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands but recognizes Japan's administrative right over the Islands and that any unilateral action of a third party will not affect its above position. What is China's comment?

A: The Chinese side expresses serious concern over and firm oppostion to the US Senate's amendament to the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013" concerning the Diaoyu Islands issue. The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times and China has indisputable sovereignty over them. The US-Japan Security Treaty is the product of the Cold War and should not go beyond the bilateral scope or undermine the interests of a third party. The US side stated on many occasions that it would not take sides over the territorial dispute between China and Japan. We hope the US side can have in mind the larger picture of regional peace and stability, do what it says, refrain from sending out a conflicting and wrong message, and contribute more to regional peace and stability.

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