“False Accusation”: China Dismisses EU Report On COVID-19 Disinformation: China stated that they by no means relied on “disinformation” to enhance their picture (Representational)
“False Accusation”: China Dismisses EU Report On COVID-19 Disinformation
Beijing: Beijing dismissed on Thursday a European Union report charging China and Russia with conducting coronavirus disinformation campaigns as a “false accusation”.
Brussels says China and Russia have sought to undermine European democracy and burnish their very own reputations in the course of the pandemic with “focused affect operations and disinformation campaigns”.
The unusually blunt accusation got here in an official EU technique paper for tackling what officers say is a “flood” of false healthcare claims, conspiracy theories, fraud and hate speech surrounding the coronavirus.
Chinese language international ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying stated the report “avoids the clear information”.
“This false accusation in opposition to China is itself disinformation,” Hua stated at a daily press briefing.
“We by no means bragged or relied on disinformation to enhance our picture. The virus is the frequent enemy of mankind, and disinformation can be a typical enemy of mankind.”
Regardless of the report, the EU’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, stated Wednesday that he had assured China’s international minister the bloc doesn’t need a “chilly struggle”.
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