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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on March 13, 2013

2013/03/14

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying held a press conference on March 13, 2013.

Q: It is reported that an official investigation commission of Myanmar released a report, saying that operation of the Chinese enterprise-invested Letpadaung copper mine should be resumed. What is China's comment?

A: China has noted relevant reports. The Chinese government will continue to encourage Chinese enterprises to carry out cooperation with Myanmar in the principle of mutual benefit so as to ensure that relevant project will promote Myanmar's economic development and benefit the two peoples.

Q: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly said at a Diet hearing on March 12 that the ruling of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) was made by those who won the Second World War. He also said that history should be assessed by historians and government's involvement in the study of historical issues and expression of opinions may lead to diplomatic disputes. What is China's comment?

A: The aggression war launched by Japanese militarists has brought untold sufferings to the world, especially to people from victimized Asian countries. The IMTFE's ruling is the international community's righteous judgement on Japanese militarists, which has laid an important foundation for the postwar international order. There is always a force in Japan that is unwilling to accept its defeat in the Second World War and attempts to challenge the postwar international order. History brooks no reversion, while justice can not be challenged. History has repeatedly proved that only by respecting it can one win the future. Only by facing up to and deeply reflecting on the history can Japan get along well with its Asian neighbours.

Q: Has China strengthened inspection on goods to the DPRK?

A: China will deal with relevant issue in accordance with domestic law and relevant international law including the Security Council's resolutions.

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