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China's voice on Sept. 6, 2012

(People's Daily Online)

08:47, September 06, 2012

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a routine press briefing on Sept. 5 (File photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)

China's voice on Sept. 6, 2012

>>>> China protects safety of foreign embassies and personnel

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday reiterated China's determination to protect the safety of foreign embassies and personnel in response to questions regarding the detention of two Chinese men for stopping a Japanese ambassador's car and yanking a Japanese flag off of the vehicle in downtown Beijing last week.

"A relevant government department has solved the case and handled it according to law," spokesman Hong Lei said at a routine press briefing.[Read More]

China reiterates opposition to ivory smuggling

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated China's stance of opposing ivory smuggling here on Wednesday.

"We have promulgated laws and regulations in this regard, and have made positive efforts in related administrative enforcement," Hong Lei said at a routine press briefing in response to a question.[Read More]

>>>> China to maintain coordination on Iran

China will continue to maintain communication and coordination on Iranian nuclear tensions with the United States and other involved parties, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday.[Read More]

>>>> China's will to safeguard sovereignty over Diaoyu Islands unswerving

The Chinese government's determination to safeguard its sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands is unswerving, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday.

Hong made the comment in response to media reports that the Japanese government has decided to buy the islets for 2.05 billion yen (26.15 million U.S. dollars) from the islands' Japanese private owners.[Read More]


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