Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on June11, 2018
Q: The DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Un reportedly took a special plane provided by China to Singapore on June 10, where he would meet with his US counterpart. Why did Chairman Kim Jong Un take a Chinese jet? What is China’s position on this?
A: At the request of the DPRK, Chinese airline provided relevant services for its delegation’s trip to Singapore.
Q: Can you clarify whether the DPRK requested the Chinese side to do so or the Chinese side offered it to the DPRK?
A: I assume you just missed what I said. The very first thing I said was “at the request of the DPRK”.
Q: Did China lend the plane or did you charge a price for rental? Please don’t tell me to go to the relevant department, because we believe the foreign ministry is the relevant department.
A: My answer is just the same as the previous one. At the request of the DPRK, Chinese airline provided relevant services for its delegation’s trip to Singapore.
Q: According to reports, the SCO Qingdao Summit concluded yesterday. It was very successful and harmonious and there was a lot of consensus reached. By comparison, the G7 Summit ended with lots of disharmony and disagreements. Do you think the success of the SCO Summit and the relative failure of the G7 Summit shows the superiority of China’s system and how China hosts big international summit?