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China's voice on August 31, 2012

(People's Daily Online)

08:50, August 31, 2012

China's voice on August 31

>>>> President Hu appoints new ambassadors to 6 foreign nations

Chinese President Hu Jintao has appointed six new ambassadors to foreign countries, according to a statement from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Thursday.[Read More]

>>>> Wen: I am confident in Euro economy

China will continue to invest in the EU treasury bond market and enhance communication and coordination with the EU to help the debt-stricken bloc to get out of trouble, Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday.

Wen made the remarks after holding bilateral talks and co-chairing the second China-German intergovernmental consultation with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

During their joint press conference, Wen stressed that the way out of the eurozone crisis is to find a balance between fiscal austerity and stimulating the economy.[Read More]

>>>> Defense spokesman says missile tests targeted at no specific country

China's Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed on Thursday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had conducted missile tests within national territory and clarified that they were not targeted at any one country.

"We conducted some normal weapons tests within the territory recently," spokesman Geng Yansheng told a regular press conference arranged by the ministry.[Read More]


>>>> Chinese army capable of safeguarding maritime rights

China's armed forces are capable of safeguarding the country's maritime rights and interests, a spokesman with the Ministry of Defense said Thursday, referring to the Diaoyu Islands.

"It is undisputed that the Diaoyu Islands are an indispensable part of China's territory," spokesman Geng Yansheng said at a regular press conference, adding that any unilateral action taken by Japan cannot change this fact.[Read More]

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