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China: 'No news at present' - MOFA spox as Beijing yet to confirm Xi Jinping's attendance at G2002:30

China: 'No news at present' - MOFA spox as Beijing yet to confirm Xi Jinping's attendance at G20

China, Beijing
ноябрь 10, 2022 at 16:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Zhao Lijian didn't confirm or deny President Xi Jinping's attendance at the upcoming G20 summit in Bali, during his briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

"I don't have any news to release at present; please keep your attention' the diplomat said.

Zhao Lijian also emphasised the importance of dialogue between Beijing and Washington adding 'he two sides are currently maintaining communication on this issue'.

"China’s position on US policy is consistent and clear. We are committed to mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation with the United States while firmly defending our sovereignty, security and development interests," he stressed.

Media reports have speculated about a possible meeting at the G20 between Joe Biden and the Chinese premier, which would be their first since the US president took office.

The Chinese MOFA spokesperson also condemned Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's allegations that Beijing had interfered in his country's elections.

"At present, the relationship between China and Canada is at a crossroads, and the key to the course of the relationship between the two countries lies in whether the Canadian side can return to the rational and pragmatic track and treat China objectively and fairly," Zhao Lijian concluded.

China: 'No news at present' - MOFA spox as Beijing yet to confirm Xi Jinping's attendance at G2002:30
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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Zhao Lijian didn't confirm or deny President Xi Jinping's attendance at the upcoming G20 summit in Bali, during his briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

"I don't have any news to release at present; please keep your attention' the diplomat said.

Zhao Lijian also emphasised the importance of dialogue between Beijing and Washington adding 'he two sides are currently maintaining communication on this issue'.

"China’s position on US policy is consistent and clear. We are committed to mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation with the United States while firmly defending our sovereignty, security and development interests," he stressed.

Media reports have speculated about a possible meeting at the G20 between Joe Biden and the Chinese premier, which would be their first since the US president took office.

The Chinese MOFA spokesperson also condemned Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's allegations that Beijing had interfered in his country's elections.

"At present, the relationship between China and Canada is at a crossroads, and the key to the course of the relationship between the two countries lies in whether the Canadian side can return to the rational and pragmatic track and treat China objectively and fairly," Zhao Lijian concluded.