Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Regular Press Conference on January 14, 2010
On the afternoon of January 14, 2010, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu held a regular press conference and answered questions.
Jiang Yu: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. First, I would like to welcome diplomats from Bangladesh. I have two announcements to make.
At the invitation of Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security of Indonesia and the Government of Brunei Darussalam, State Councilor Dai Bingguo will pay official visits to the above-mentioned two countries from January 21 to 26.
At the invitation of Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister Akerele of the Republic of Liberia will pay an official visit to China from January 20 to 25.
Now the floor is open.
Q: The P5 plus one Political Director-Generals' meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue will be held in New York this Saturday. Will the Chinese representative attend the meeting? If not, why?
A: According to my knowledge, the parties concerned are coordinating on the arrangement of the meeting. Deputy Foreign Minister He Yafei is unable to attend the meeting because of his schedule.
Under the current circumstances, we hope relevant parties continue to work on diplomacy, show flexibility, and seek for a proper settlement of the issue through dialogue and negotiations.
Q: Google announced its probable withdrawal from the Chinese market since it has decided not to cooperate with the Chinese Government on internet censorship. How do you comment on that? The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has requested the explanation from China on the hacking against Google. How do you respond to that?
A: I want to stress that China's internet is open. The Chinese Government encourages the development of internet and endeavors to create a sound environment for the healthy development of internet. Hacking in whatever form is prohibited by law in China. Like in other countries, China administrates the development of internet in light of law. The measures we take are consistent with the international practice. I also want to stress that China welcomes international internet corporations to do business