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Cablegate: December 10, 2009 Mfa Press Briefing: Ambassador Bosworth

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SUBJECT: DECEMBER 10, 2009 MFA PRESS BRIEFING: AMBASSADOR BOSWORTH
VISIT TO CHINA, COPENHAGEN CONCERNS, XI JINPING VISIT TO ASIA

1. Key points at the December 10 MFA press briefing were:

-- Ambassador Bosworth will be arriving in Beijing December 11
following his visit to North Korea.

-- At the Copenhagen Conference, China hopes the concerns of
developing countries are addressed.

-- Xi Jinping will visit ROK, Japan, Cambodia, and Burma December
14-22.

Bosworth Trip to China Following his Visit to North Korea
--------------------------- -----------------------------

2. At the December 10 regularly scheduled Foreign Ministry press
briefing, Spokesperson Jiang Yu said U.S. Special Representative for
North Korea Policy Ambassador Stephen Bosworth will arrive December
11 in Beijing and plans to meet with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi
and Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawai to exchange views on the North
Korea situation. China hopes all sides will show flexibility so
that dialogue and negotiations may continue, said Jiang. China also
hopes these talks will ultimately lead to resumption of the
Six-Party Talks. When asked if the Chinese have spoken to DPRK
officials, Jiang replied she has no such information.

Copenhagen Concerns
-------------------

3. China understands the concerns of all the participants to the
Copenhagen Conference, Jiang said. It is an obligation of developed
countries to ensure that support is provided to all countries on
climate change issues. China hopes developing countries give
reasonable appeals to developed countries to enhance cooperation and
coordination, she said. The goal is to enhance the roadmap of the
Kyoto Protocol and "this should not be given up." Nations must have
the political will for an agreement acceptable to all, said Jiang.


U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan
-------------------------

4. China is "firmly opposed" to any arms sales by the United States
to Taiwan and has urged the United States to adhere to the Three
Joint Communiques.

Japan Delegation to China
-------------------------
5. Ichiro Ozawa, secretary-general of the ruling Democratic Party of
Japan, is visiting China. The visit was organized by the National
Department of the CPC and President Hu Jintao will meet with the
delegation.
Hu Jintao to Visit Kazakhstan
-----------------------------

6. President Hu will visit Kazakhstan December 12 for a meeting with
President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Both sides will exchange ideas to
further promote the strategic partnership established in 2005, the
spokesperson said.

Xi Jinping to Visit Four Asian Countries
----------------------------------------

7. Vice President Xi Jinping will visit the Republic of Korea,
Japan, Cambodia and Burma from December 14-22. This will be the
first visit to Japan by a senior Chinese official since the
establishment of Japan's new government. Xi will visit Seoul
December 16-18 and meet with President Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister
Chung Un-chan, members of the ROK legislature, representatives of
the economic and friendship communities and the main political
parties.
HUNTSMAN

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