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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Relevant US Official's Statement


Q: Foreign media say the visiting US Vice President Joe Biden had in-depth talks with Chinese leaders. The accompanying US official told reporters that Vice President Biden expressed deep concerns over China's establishment of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone(ADIZ). What is China's comment?

A: As what you can read from the Xinhua news, Chinese leaders and Vice President Biden had candid and in-depth exchange of views on China-US relationship and other major issues of common interest. The most important agreement between the two sides is that both countries need to strengthen dialogue, exchanges and cooperation and work to promote the building of the new model of major-country relationship.

With regard to the issue of the East China Sea ADIZ, China reiterated its position during the talks. We stress that what China does complies with international laws and conventions, and that the US should adopt an objective and just attitude and show respect.

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