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China: No selective implementation of UN resolutions on DPRK

By Xinhua

China: No selective implementation of UN resolutions on DPRK
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (right) welcomes his counterpart from China Wang Yi (left) for a meeting at the foreign ministry's guest house Villa Borsig in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Markus Schreiber/AP)

BERLIN - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that all parties concerned shall implement the resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a comprehensive and complete manner.

Wang made the remarks at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel after attending the third session of China-Germany Strategic Dialogue on Diplomatic and Security Affairs.

"Here I want to emphasize that all the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council concerning the DPRK so far have, as always, included two aspects - opposing Pyongyang to have nuclear weapons and taking measures to deter its nuclear and missile activities on the one hand, and on the other, highlighting the peaceful settlement of the issue by avoiding the actions that may aggravate tensions and resuming the six-party talks as early as possible," he said.

The Security Council's resolutions should be carried out in a comprehensive manner, and the parties shall not implement them only according to their own needs, Wang stressed.

The imposition of sanctions on the DPRK and the resumption of dialogues are both means to implement the resolutions, Wang said, adding neither the continuous nuclear and missile tests nor the reckless military drills on the Peninsula accords with the spirit of the resolutions.

No major crisis has occurred on the Korean Peninsula so far over the past few days, Wang said, noting the Peninsula peace and stability was in the first place a blessing for the two peoples on the both sides of the 38th Parallel, and also fit the expectations of all peace-loving countries.

The current relative stability in the region owns to the common efforts of all and the restraints exercised by the specific parties concerned, Wang said, reminding all parties that the temporal peace is susceptible to occasional accidents.

The most pressing thing for now is to prompt all parties concerned to get back to the negotiating table, so as to solve the nuclear issue on the Peninsula, said Wang.

The top Chinese diplomat said he appreciates Germany's understanding and support of the "double suspension" initiative proposed by China.

The proposal, announced by Wang on March 8 this year, aims to defuse the looming crisis only if the DPRK suspends its nuclear and missile activities in exchange of the stop of war games by the United States and the Republic of Korea.

The "double suspension" is only the first step to get all parties concerned back to negotiation and dialogue, he said, noting China's ultimate goal is to realize Peninsula denuclearization and establish mechanisms for lasting peace in the region.

Defense Capability

The visiting Chinese foreign minister said here Wednesday that China has sufficient reasons to enhance defense capability to safeguard its overseas legitimate interests and also contribute to regional and international peace.

He made the remarks when asked by a German journalist about China's intention behind the launch of its first domestically built aircraft-carrier at a joint press conference with Gabriel.

China's overseas interests, including personnel exchanges, have been extending around the world, Wang said.

There are nearly 30,000 overseas-registered Chinese-funded enterprises and millions of Chinese nationals working and living overseas, he said.

Moreover, a large number of the cargo ships on key international waterways are either carrying Chinese goods or are related to China, he added.

China will continue its national defense policy that is defensive in nature, and will never and has no intention to seek expansion

Wang stressed that one thing is for sure and remains unchanged: China will continue its national defense policy that is defensive in nature, and will never and has no intention to seek expansion.

China is seeking to establish a new type of international relationship with cooperation and win-win as its core, and hopes to work with other countries for building a community of common destiny for mankind, he said.

Strengthening cooperation with Germany

Wang also said Wednesday that as an all-round strategic partner of Germany, China was determined to fully support the country to host the G20 Summit in Hamburg, and enhance the Sino-German cooperation comprehensively in the G20 group.

Wang, who came here to attend the Chinese-German Strategic Dialogue on Diplomatic and Security Affairs, made the remarks at the joint press conference with the German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister.

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He said the G20 Summit in Hamburg can inherit the achievements from the 2016 Hangzhou Summit in China, and continue facilitating the robust growth of the world economy in the future.

The G20 Summit in Hamburg comes at a time when new changes are seen in international politics and economy, said the Chinese minister, adding the Sino-German cooperation can inherit the past and forge ahead into the future.

By "inheriting the past," the Hamburg Summit and Hangzhou Summit can be connected "seamlessly," Wang said. China appreciated the German side for enabling the Hamburg Summit to have consistent and coherent topics and achievements with the Hangzhou Summit.

China hoped that the Hamburg Summit can deliver a clear signal for building an open economy, safeguarding the free trade system

China would like to implement the achievements of the Hangzhou Summit together with Germany, and create favorable conditions for the success of the Hamburg Summit.

To "forge ahead into the future", Wang noted that China would like to communicate and coordinate closely with all parties, including Germany, to bring about new consensus and achievement at the Hamburg Summit, speed up the transformation of G20 from a crisis response mechanism into a long-term governance one.

China hoped that the Hamburg Summit can deliver a clear signal for building an open economy, safeguarding the free trade system, and promoting the globalization to develop toward a more fair and universally beneficial direction, Wang said.

China expects the Hamburg Summit to bring about new measures focusing on innovation-driven growth and structural reform, and to bring an impetus to the world economic growth, he added.

The minister said China also expects from the Hamburg Summit new consensus about implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and helping developing countries, especially African countries, to get rid of poverty.

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