China believes that politics should not hinder the development of economic ties and private exchanges between China and the Crimea, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cheng Guoping told reporters here on Tuesday.
"As for China and such a region as Crimea, some Chinese enterprises are considering development of trade, economic and investment cooperation [with it], and there is also the historically formed system of people’s exchanges. China respects these traditional normal exchanges and co-operation and believes that these normal exchanges and cooperation should not be politicised," Cheng said at a joint news conference with Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov.
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