Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on May 10, 2018
At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley will pay an official visit to China from May 14 to 19.
During the visit, President Xi Jinping will meet with Prime Minister Keith Rowley. Premier Li Keqiang will hold the welcoming ceremony and welcoming banquet for him. The two prime ministers will hold talks and attend the signing ceremony of cooperation documents. Besides Beijing, Prime Minister Keith Rowley will also visit Shanghai and Guangdong.
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the relations between China and Trinidad and Tobago have made remarkable headway. China values its relations with Trinidad and Tobago and we are willing to join hands with Trinidad and Tobago to enhance political mutual trust and expand friendly exchanges and practical cooperation in various areas for the benefit of the two countries and two peoples. We believe that the visit of Prime Minister Keith Rowley will further deepen our comprehensive cooperative partnership featuring mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit and common development.
Q: There were reports that US cars, logs, fruits and other products are being held up during customs clearance for added inspections. Is this true? And if so, is this retaliation for US trade tariffs?
A: I am not aware of the situation mentioned by you, and I would like to refer you to competent authorities.
In principle, I want to point out that China always adopts the scientific and unbiased method to conduct inspection and quarantine of imports in accordance with laws and regulations.