Remarks by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy on Minister LIU Jianchao’s visit to New Zealand

2024-05-29 11:24

Q: Could the Chinese Embassy introduce the recent visit of Minister LIU Jianchao to New Zealand? 

A: At the invitation of the New Zealand side, LIU Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited New Zealand from 22 to 26 May. In Wellington, Minister LIU met with Rt Hon Gerry Brownlee, Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Simeon Brown, Hon Todd McClay, and Hon David Parker. In Christchurch, Minister LIU met with Phil Mauger, Mayor of Christchurch, attended the unveiling ceremony of Rewi Alley Statue, and held talks with representatives from all walks of life in New Zealand.

Minister LIU elaborated on CPC’s ideas, missions and thoughts, China’s domestic and foreign policies as well as the state of its economy and the promising future it still enjoys, and emphasizing the important role that party-to-party exchanges has been playing in the sound development of bilateral relations. During the discussions, both sides exchanged views on the overall development of China-New Zealand relationship, as well as practical and fruitful exchanges and cooperation in various fields including but not limited to economy, trade, culture, education, tourism and etc. Minister LIU pointed out that both sides should take the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and New Zealand as an opportunity, uphold the principle of mutual respect, mutual accomodation, focusing on cooperation and aiming to benefit the people, keep close engagements on high-level and other levels, uphold the spirit of Rewi Alley to consolidate the profound friendship between the two peoples, so as to take our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to the next level and better benefit the two countries, particularly the two peoples. 

Minister LIU restated China’s position on Taiwan Question,matters relating to Hongkong, Xinjiang, AUKUS and upholding the peace and stability in Asia-Pacific, and exchanged views with the New Zealand side on the international and regional issues of mutual interest including Ukraine crisis, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Cooperation between China and PICs and situation on the Korean Peninsula.