Chinese Ambassador Recommits To China-Liberia, China-Africa Cooperation

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The Chinese Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Ren Yisheng,  has observed that China is ready to continue to make unremitting efforts to strengthen China-Africa and China-Liberia friendly and pragmatic cooperation and build a community of shared future for the peoples.

   Making remarks on Monday, August 8, 2022 at the Meeting with the Liberian media and scholars in a press conference, Ambassador Yisheng said, “China is ready to continue to make unremitting efforts to strengthen China-Africa and China-Liberia friendly and pragmatic cooperation and build a community of shared future for our peoples.โ€

   According to the Ambassador, China-Liberia friendly cooperation has helped Liberia in several projects, including the Ministerial Complex, the annexes to the Capitol Building, 50 bore wells for rural areas and the RIA through concessional loans. โ€œI would like to update that the two overpass bridges on Tubman Boulevard, the National Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Lab, the LBS expansion project and the Laser Fingerprint Examination Lab are all in the tendering and procurement phases,โ€ he stated.

   He added that China-Africa and China-Liberia are good friends and based on the norms and principles of respect of sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states as enshrined in the UN Charter. โ€œChina is ready to continue to make unremitting efforts to strengthen China-Africa and China-Liberia friendly and pragmatic cooperation and build a community of shared future for our peoples,โ€ he stated.

   He disclosed some new developments and achievements about Chinaโ€™s economic and social development, Taiwan question and issues related with Xinjiang, Hong Kong and etc., and China-Africa and China-Liberia friendly, pragmatic and win-win cooperation

   It can be recalled that early this year, February and March, China successfully hosted the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Beijing has thus become the first and sole city in the world to host both summer and winter Olympic Games. In June, the 14th BRICS Summit was held in Beijing. The issue of BRICS membership expansion has drawn wide attention of the international community.

   He said, due to the resurgences of pandemics and other factors, Chinaโ€™s GDP increased by 2.5%, slightly below the expected growth rate. With the pandemic well prevented and controlled, Chinaโ€™s resilience in economy and a series of policies to boost economic development, China will try its best to realize a growth rate of around 5% for the whole year. Chinaโ€™s economic aggregate is expected to reach a new height of around US$20 trillion this year.

   He lamented that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be convened in Beijing this year. This will be an important milestone for both the CPC and the Chinese people as they have successfully realized the first centenary goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects and are marching towards the second centenary goal of building China into a prosperous, democratic, culturally civilized, harmonious and beautiful socialist country by the middle of this century, when they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Peopleโ€™s Republic of China in 2049.

   Meanwhile, Ambassador Ren Yisheng said the 5th China International Import Expo will be held in Shanghai from November 5, to 10, 2022 and the Chinese government has offered two free standard booths to Liberian enterprises. He said China is therefore encouraging Liberian enterprises to actively participate in the Expo, as Africa-featured products and handicrafts have always been popular among Chinese consumers.

   He added that China has also actively carried out international cooperation, especially with African countries, in coping with COVID-19 pandemic, and has dispatched medical expert teams and provided large amount of supplies, such as surgical face masks, PPEs, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, infrared thermometers, among others.

   He disclosed that, as it relates to the issues of Xinjiang, Hong Kong, President Xi Jinping has said the Taiwan question is China’s internal affairs and concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. he urged that other countries respect China’s core interests and act prudently.”On Taiwan question, Chinese President Xi Jinping has on multiple occasions expounded China’s stance on the Taiwan question, reaffirming the commitment to resolving the Taiwan question and realizing China’s complete reunification,” he reechoed.  

   He underscored that a few days ago the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, visited China’s Taiwan region, which he said is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiquรฉ and, as such, has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations and seriously infringes upon China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

  He added that the Xinjiang issue is a strategic conspiracy of the West to disrupt China from the inside. โ€œXinjiang-related issues are not about human rights, but about fighting violence, terrorism and separatism. There has been no violent act of terrorismโ€‚in Xinjiang for more than five years, that the safety and securityโ€‚of people of all ethnic groupsโ€‚have been effectively protected,โ€ he disclosed.

   The Chinese ambassador extended thanks to Liberiaโ€™s media outlets for their support and great contributions to promoting China-Liberia brotherly friendship and win-win cooperation.

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