Chinese Embassy's Spokesperson Responding to a Question by Global Times on Mr. Dutton's Recent Remarks
2020/04/21

Global Times: Recently, Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told media that he wants more transparency from China over COVID-19. What’s your comments?

Spokesperson: It makes people really curious that in recent days, Mr. Dutton showed a sudden interest in China’s "transparency" on COVID-19. A close look at what he said reveals that he received some “information” from Washington. Some people in the US told him they had got documentation which demonstrates the virus’ origin. But he admitted that he had not seen the documentation. What’s puzzling is without having seen the documentation, why he can’t wait to ask China to be "more transparent"? Obviously he must have also received some instructions from Washington requiring him to cooperate with the US in its propaganda war against China.

It is well known that recently some people in the US including high level officials have been spreading anti-China “information virus”. Their aim is to shift blame and deflect attention by smearing China. What they have done is neither moral nor helpful to solve their own problems.

These days, certain Australian politicians are keen to parrot what those Americans have asserted and simply follow them in staging political attacks on China. This fully exposes the former’s ignorance and bigotry as well as their lack of independence in serving orders from others, which is pitiful.

 

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