Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on July 3, 2018
Q: The US tariffs on Chinese goods are due to come into effect on Friday. Can you tell us what preparations the Chinese government has made to ensure there is not too much of an impact on the Chinese economy, specifically to prevent Chinese consumers from feeling an impact or the financial market from being impacted by any economic fallout from these tariffs?
A: It goes without saying that the Chinese government has the duty to safeguard our legitimate rights and interests, including those of the Chinese industrial and business community and consumers.
As to the specifics you mentioned, recently the Spokesperson of China's Commerce Ministry has made clear China's position many times and stressed that if the US releases the so-called tariff list, the Chinese side is well prepared and will take all necessary comprehensive measures to resolutely safeguard the interests of our country and people.
Q: The Forum on Belt and Road Legal Cooperation is held in Beijing from July 2 to 3. Could you give us more details and talk more about the outcomes of the forum?
A: The Forum on Belt and Road Legal Cooperation cosponsored by the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the China Law Society was just concluded this morning. The forum issued a joint presidential statement, calling for legal cooperation on the basis of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, compliance with and improvement of relevant system of international rules, proactive prevention and proper settlement of disputes, and deepening of the Belt and Road legal exchange and cooperation with a view to provide more solid legal support and institutional safeguard for the Belt and Road Initiative. This forum has drawn high attention as we noted.