Has the Working Group of the Six-Party Talks held any meeting since June?
There has not been any Working Group Meeting of the Six-Party Talks since June. But as the chair country and a major mediator, China has been staying in close contact with other parties and playing a positive role in promoting the early convocation of the fourth round of Talks. In the same time, we have also called on other parties to do more to enhance mutual trust, dissolve suspicion and ease and address concerns of various parties, instead of any moves that may agitate another party or reignite the tension on the Peninsula. Q: The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 issued by the US State Department lashed out again on China’s performance in religious freedom. What comment does China have on this? Will Premier Wen touch upon the energy issue during his visit to Russia? Are there any people from energy departments or businesses in his company? A: Our position on your first question is very clear, that is, firm opposition! I have repeatedly said here that the freedom