The relationship between
is based on the principles of "non-alliance, non-confrontation and non-targeting of third parties".
Chinese new foreign minister Qin Gang, in his first press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament, noted that if the two countries "work together, the world will have a driving force towards multipolarity and greater democracy in international relations". while "global strategic balance and stability will be better guaranteed".
A relationship which, precisely because "it does not threaten any country, is not subject to any interference or discord sown by third parties".
"is the core of China's central interests, the political foundation in Sino-US relations, and the first red line that must not be crossed."
The new Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, in his first briefing on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament, assured that.
"We will continue to work for peaceful reunification, but we reserve the right to take any necessary measures. No one should ever underestimate the firm determination, strong will and great ability of the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and the territorial integrity".
China posts China posts a
of $116.88 billion in January-February 2023, up from $109.7 billion in the same period of 2022, beating analyst estimates by $81.8 billion.
Exports, down for the fourth consecutive month due to weak external demand, dropped by 6.8% (to 506.3 billion), however less than the expected -9.4% and -9.9% in December 2022. According to data from Chinese Customs, imports show a slowdown of 10.2%, to 389.42 billion, almost doubling the -5.5% expected and against -7.5% in December.