BEIJING, February 3, People’s Daily (Reporter: Huang Fahong): During the regular press conference held on February 3, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said that the Chinese Embassy in India was aware of the case of the Chinese soldier Wang Qi and has been in close contact with Wang Qi, his family members and relevant departments in India.
A reporter asked: Media reports said that Chinese soldier Wang Qi who has been detained inside India since 1963 hopes to return to China and reunite with his family. Is China in communication with India on this? What efforts have you made?
Lu Kang replied: Officials in charge of the consular affairs in the Chinese Embassy in India have given a response. The Chinese Embassy in India is aware of this case and has been in close contact with Wang Qi, his families and relevant departments in India. We are very sympathetic with the conditions Mr. Wang is currently facing and have been offering help. We believe that under the joint efforts of the two sides while respecting the wishes of Mr. Wang, this case will come to a satisfying end.