In response to the so-called U.S. sanctions, HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other officials of the HKSAR government said they feared no intimidation and would do their best to serve the country and Hong Kong, said the spokesperson, applauding such firm responses. Enditem
"The Chinese government and Chinese people empathize and stand firmly with the Ghanaian people as the pandemic rages on the African continent," he said.
Noting that the situation in Hong Kong has improved markedly since the promulgation and enforcement of the law on safeguarding national security, the spokesperson said the Chinese government will remain firmly committed to the implementation of the "one country, two systems" principle, and resolutely oppose interference in Hong Kong affairs by any external forces.
The construction of the 1,000-km railway started in Dec. 2016, which is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021.
"We also know that freedom has boundaries," he said. "Respect for science, reason, law and order as well as international rules are the basis of freedom."
Facts have proved that settling disputes through dialogue is the right way that best serves the interests of regional countries, and countries in the region have a shared responsibility to keep the South China Sea peaceful and stable, he said.
Some U.S. politicians claim that in engaging and entering into diplomatic relations with China, the original U.S. purpose was to change China, and that U.S. policy of engagement with China has become a total failure, Yang said.
If the United States is bent on going down the wrong path, China is ready to make due response, Wang added. Enditem
The United States should also work with China and the rest of the international community to step up international cooperation, particularly in the ongoing fight against the pandemic, and to support the multilateral system with the United Nations at the center and make it better and more effective, instead of turning against it.
Full text of Chinese FM Wang Yi's exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency on current China-U.S. relations
All the excuses for closure claimed by the U.S. side are nothing but fabrications designed to slander China, and none of the excuses is backed by any evidence or can stand up to scrutiny, Wang said.