Which is a good thing. If we didn’t, she would quite possibly tear us limb from limb. If this Shanghaiist was not British, he would probably say “she don’t take no shit”, and possibly “you go girl!”, but British people just sound silly when they try to talk American slang. She started yesterday’s press conference with no fuss, no muss:
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jiang Yu. As a new spokesperson, I hope we can establish congenial work relations in the future. I have no announcement to make. Now I’d like to take your questions.
She then set about teaching the slam down (still no luck on that slang) to several questions:
Q: The human rights group Amnesty International issued a report early this week, saying that weapons exported by China to Myanmar, Sudan and Nepal fueled the local conflict. What’s your comment? Does China track the exported weapon or not? How can you ensure the weapons being used properly?
A: The accusation of relevant group is groundless and does not comply with fact … I can offer some figures for your reference. China is the smallest weapon exporter among the major countries. According to the statistics of Stockholms International Peace Study Institution, from 2000 to 2004, the conventional weapon exported, the US valued $25.93 billion, whereas China’s export $1.436 billion, only 1/20 of that of the US.
Q: Yesterday, the US House of Representative passed a resolution, accusing China of suppressing religious freedom. What’s China’s comment?
[T]he resolution passed by the US House of Representatives is a groundless attack and vile slander on China’s human rights and religion. It violated the basic norms governing international relations and grossly interfered with China’s internal affairs. China expresses its strong concern and firm opposition … Chinese people enjoy human rights and basic freedom according to law. This is a fact obvious to all.
We advise the US Congressmen to take care of the problems in the US and think more about how to redress the grave human rights violation in the US. They should stop interfering with China’s internal affairs under the pretext of human rights and religion.
Does anyone else want to be paddled by her, or is it just us?