- Title: German ForMin says progress made with China on electric cars quota.
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) WANG AND GABRIEL WALKING IN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SIGMAR GABRIEL, SAYING: "Firstly, China has clearly expressed to us that they will not discriminate against German carmakers in China introducing electric cars, quite the opposite." MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SIGMAR GABRIEL, SAYING: "Secondly, as was just stated by my colleague. There is no such mandatory requirement that research and development centres should be relocated (to China)." MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SIGMAR GABRIEL, SAYING: "Now it is just about the practical arrangements of two further points: the question of what year the regulation will be introduced and how the quota can be organised between now and then regarding the number of cars being brought onto the market. In principle there is already an agreement but how it is implemented and to what extent still needs to be worked out." MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER, WANG YI, SAYING: "No matter which party it is, no one has the right to bring war and chaos upon the peninsula and bear the historical responsibility of bringing damage and disaster to the region and even to the world." MEDIA SEATED WANG AND GABRIEL SHAKING HANDS AND LEAVING
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 16:20
- Keywords: electric cars quota China Sigmar Gabriel
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026I78TVR
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- Story Text: Germany has made good progress with China on the introduction of quotas aimed at producing more electric vehicles, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday (May 24) after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, adding that more details needed to be worked out.
Gabriel was in Beijing for bilateral talks with China.
Germany has said it supports China's plan to put more electric cars on its roads as long as the drive is not discriminatory against foreign carmakers.
Wang also called for North Korea not to violate United Nations resolutions as China has pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue.
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