Ambassador Qian Bo Meets with Journalists from the Pacific Islands Countries and Gives An Interview
2019-05-16 10:24

On 10th May, H.E. Ambassador Qian Bo met with 16 journalists from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Palau, Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand, and gave an interview.

Ambassador Qian briefed to the journalists major outcomes of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the concept of win-win cooperation and jointly building a community with a shared future for mankind, as well as the cooperation between China and the Pacific Islands Countries. He also answered questions regarding China's policy of foreign investment and assistance, China's action in tackling with climate change, as well as the so-called "debt trap" and "Chinese Influence".

Ambassador Qian said that there are a lot of facts and cases showing that no country has become trapped in a debt crisis since its participation in the BRI. Quite the contrary, it is through participating in BRI cooperation that many countries have emerged from the trap of underdevelopment or no development. The BRI is not a geopolitical tool, but provides opportunity for common development.

Ambassador Qian said that the Pacific Island Countries are rich in resources and have obvious geographical advantages, while China has capital, technology and market advantages. Therefore, our two sides have strong economic complementarity and broad prospects for cooperation. He said that he is glad to see many politicians from the Pacific Island Countries have attended the Forum, which will inject new impetus into the practical cooperation between China and the Pacific Island Countries under the framework of BRI.

Ambassador Qian Bo (9th R) poses for a group photo with journalists from the Pacific Islands Countries