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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on November 4, 2014

At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile will attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and pay a working visit to China from November 8 to 12.

At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President Ollanta Humala Tasso of the Republic of Peru will attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting and pay a working visit to China from November 10 to 13.

At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will pay an official visit to China from November 6 to 10.

Prime Minister Harper will also attend relevant activities of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.

Q: Yesterday, the Israeli side reportedly advanced plans for 500 settler homes in East Jerusalem. What is China' s comment on that?

A: The peace talks between Palestine and Israel have reached an impasse. The action taken by the Israeli side does no good to the restoration of mutual trust between Palestine and Israel and runs contrast to the peace-promoting efforts made by the international community. The Chinese side urges the Israeli side to stop building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and create conditions for the early restart of peace talks.

Q: When meeting with Foreign Minister Wang Yi on November 3, Indonesian President Joko Widodo voiced Indonesia's support to the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). How is the communication between China and Indonesia on this issue?

A: We have issued the news release about the meeting between Indonesian President Joko and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the presidential office in Jakarta on November 3. President Joko said during the meeting that Indonesia supports the establishment of the AIIB.

Given the enormous demands for infrastructure financing in Asia, to get the AIIB up and running at an early date will breathe lasting dynamism into the economic growth of Asia, keep the relatively fast and stable development of economy of the region and deliver benefits to all parties involved. The Chinese side welcomes the joining of countries in and outside the region into the AIIB, including Indonesia. We maintain sound communication with Indonesia on making preparations for the establishment of the AIIB. The Chinese side hopes to make the AIIB an important platform featuring unity, cooperation, mutual benefit and common development with the concerted efforts of all parties.

Q: Can you confirm that Aung San Suu Kyi is coming to visit China next month?

A: I don't have the exact information about Madame Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to China. What I want to tell you is that the Chinese side attaches importance to developing good-neighborly and friendly relations of cooperation with Myanmar. We stay in touch and maintain sound communication with all political parties and political bodies of Myanmar, including the National League for Democracy, for the all-round development of China-Myanmar relations.

Q: The former president of Burkina Faso who has a close relationship with Taiwan was ousted amid the recent unrest there. What is China's comment on the situation of Burkina Faso? Does the Chinese side have any plan to get in touch and establish diplomatic ties with the country?

A: The Chinese side follows closely the development of the situation in Burkina Faso. We have noted the remarks made by the United Nations and the African Union. We hope that all parties in Burkina Faso can bear in mind the fundamental interests of the country and the people, resolve differences through dialogue and consultation, restore the order as soon as possible and safeguard national stability and development.

We are committed to developing friendly and cooperative relations with countries around the world in accordance with the One-China Principle based on the Five-Principle of Peaceful Co-existence. We are ready to work in concert with Taiwan to uphold and promote the sound and peaceful development of cross-Straits relations.

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