|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on the False Media Reports on Russia to Lease Vladivostok to China|
Q: Some Russian media reports have recently reported that the municipal government of Vladivostok is drafting the "2020 Strategic Development Plan" of the city, and experts have suggested leasing two districts and the Gornostay Bay of the city to China with a period of 75 years in order to attract Chinese funds. What's China's comment on that?
A: The Chinese side has taken note of the Russian media reports. Such reports are absolutely groundless. The development of Russia's Far East and the Siberian Region is Russia's own affair. China is willing to conduct mutually beneficial cooperation with Russia in accordance with the Guidlines on Cooperation Plan Between Northeast China and the Far East and East Siberian Region of the Russian Federation recently approved by Chinese and Russian Presidents. Such cooperation will strictly follow the existing bilateral agreements and relevant laws of both countries.