For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on China Enhancing Law Enforcement Activities in Relevant Waters September 19, 2010
Q: Chinese marine surveillance ships have urged Japan recently to stop marine surveying activities in relevant waters, and Chinese fishery law-enforcement ships have also enhanced activities in relevant waters. Please confirm.
A: China has sent marine surveillance ships lately to strengthen law-enforcement activities in our relevant waters to safeguard China's maritime rights and interests.
Competent Chinese authorities have also sent fishery law-enforcement ships to our relevant waters to cruise and protect fishery.
Q: It is reported that China has transported materials to Chunxiao oil and gas field and may carry out maintenance operations there. Please confirm.
A: China possesses full sovereign and jurisdictional rights over Chunxiao oil and gas field and China's activities in Chunxiao are completely reasonable and lawful.
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Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.