Q: The German European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said something disrespectful to the Chinese people at a business forum in Hamburg. What is your response to that?
A: We are aware of this, as well as of the criticism the comment has attracted from several German politicians. The remarks indeed appear to reflect an inexplicable sense of superiority that, regrettably, still exists among certain western political voices. I hope that people can learn to be objective about themselves and others, respect and treat others as equals.