Q: Several political figures of western countries have expressed their support for the decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on the Nobel Peace Prize. How do you comment?
A: China has repeatedly expounded its principled position. We oppose anyone making an issue out of this or interfering in China's internal affairs by any means.
Mutual respect of sovereignty and non-interference in each other's internal affairs are basic norms governing international relations. It is hoped relevant countries respect the basic norms and do more to contribute to bilateral mutual trust and cooperation, rather than the contrary.