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· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of China-Sri Lanka co-operation(2018-12-29)
· Hangzhou City Administration Department has refuted "rumour of dog abuse"(2018-11-21)
· Chinese Embassy spokesperson's remarks(2018-10-26)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of "debt-trap" diplomacy(2018-10-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Guardian on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China-Pakistan Relations and Xinjiang(2018-10-15)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China's Policies on Ethnic Affairs and Religion(2018-09-08)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times:Attempts to discredit BRI are doomed to fail(2018-08-30)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Guardian on its report on Chinese enterprises' production and use of CFC-11(2018-08-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on South China Sea(2018-07-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on Xinjiang(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on airlines changing website wording in reference to Taiwan(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Dominican Republic(2018-05-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Daily Telegraph on the latter's unjustified comments(2018-03-27)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian on unjustified comments by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office(2018-03-23)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Policies Towards Africa and on Ethnic Minorities(2018-03-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's remarks on Heathrow duty free discrimination against Chinese passengers(2018-02-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the M503 air route(2018-01-31)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Foreign Policy(2018-01-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on China's policy towards Cambodia(2017-09-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian:China's eco projects keep "roof of the world" pure and beautiful(2017-09-04)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on rule of law in Hong Kong(2017-08-29)
· China's Cyber Security Law is not aimed at limiting market access for foreign companies(2017-06-13)
· Participation of Taiwan in the activities of international organizations must be dealt with in accordance with the one-China policy(2017-06-12)
· The Guardian Published a Letter by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on China's Policy on Tibet(2016-11-11)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Guardian's Articles on Hailong 1 Wave-power Generating Device(2016-11-04)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· The Daily Telegraph Published a Letter by the Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on Chinese Economy(2015-09-02)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Financial Times Publishing Advertisement against One China policy(2014-10-20)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-09-09)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Times' Article on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-07-17)
· Spokesperson's Remarks on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Meeting with Opposition Figures of Hong Kong and the Public Evidence Session on UK's Relations with Hong Kong by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons(2014-07-17)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Groundless Accusations against China in the Economist(2014-03-23)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Reports in the Financial Times on Kunming Terrorist Attack(2014-03-07)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Commentary in the Observer on Innovation and the Intellectual Property Protection in China(2013-09-24)
· Chinese Embassy Responds to the Leading Article in the Times on Ivory and Wildlife Protection in China
· Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on UK parliamentary committee report related to Huawei(2013-06-13)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations Against China of the Lack of Press and Artistic Freedom(2013-05-21)
· Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's remarks on China-UK Relationship
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations against China over the Case of Ai Weiwei
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Economist Special Report "China and the Internet"
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations against China of Sponsoring Cyber Attacks(2013-04-02)
· The Chinese Embassy refutes Guardian's report on July 25th(2012-08-01)
· Chinese Embassy in the UK Refutes Jeremy Clarkson's Insulting Remarks about China on The Sun(2012-01-13)
· Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in the UK Responds to Jeremy Clarkson's Insulting Comments about China on the Sun(2012-01-08)
· Chinese Embassy Spokesperson Refutes Claims of "Monroe Doctrine" by China in Southeast Asia(2010-11-11)
· Spokesperson's Remarks on Rare Earth(2010-11-01)
Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of China-Sri Lanka co-operation
2018/12/29

The Financial Times published on 28 November 2018 a letter by Ms. Zeng Rong, Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, on the unjustified comments of China-Sri Lanka co-operation. The full text is as follows:

I can’t agree with the comments in your editorial “Sri Lanka turmoil points to China’s increasing role” (November 16) that China is “becoming a supplier of political instability” and sets “debt-trap” for Sri Lanka and other countries.

China and Sri Lanka have long been friendly neighbours that always support each other in their major and core interests. The co-operation between the two countries is win-win and mutually beneficial. Such co-operation has delivered tangible benefit to the people of Sri Lanka. By the end of 2017, Chinese companies had completed more than $15 billion worth of infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka in transportation, water, electricity, ports and other fields, giving a strong boost to the economic development.

The Puttalam Power Station provided about 40% of the nation’s electricity supply, reducing the power price by 25%. The completion of Colombo-Katunayake Expressway has brought great convenience to travelers and contributed to local tourism. The Colombo International Container Terminal, a China-Sri Lanka joint venture, enhanced the overall operational capacity of the Port of Colombo. According to the Port Connectivity Index compiled by Drewry (UK based shipping and maritime consultancy), the Port of Colombo ranked 13th in the world and number one in South Asia in 2017.

The Colombo Port City under construction and the Hambantota Port and Industrial Zone are expected to become the new powerful engines for Sri Lanka’s economic take-off. Furthermore, China-Sri Lanka pragmatic co-operation has created more than 100,000 jobs for Sri Lanka and trained tens of thousands of technical and management personnel.

China is not competing with any country to seek so-called regional dominance. China-Sri Lanka co-operation is equal and mutually beneficial. It is not targeting any third party or setting “debt trap”. By 2017, China’s loans to Sri Lanka accounted for only about 10% in Sri-Lanka’s foreign debts, while Japan accounts for 12% and the Asian Development Bank 14%. It is not tenable to claim that China’s loans are causing problems for Sri Lanka.

Zeng Rong

Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK

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