Chinese embassy lashes out at Coalition MPs for their ‘hateful slurs’

Australian politicians' bigotry, ignorance and sinophobia is despicable: Spokesperson

BYYasir Rehman

Chinese Ambassador in Australia Cheng Jingye

Chinese embassy in Australia lashes out at National MP George Christensen and Liberal Senator Alex Antic for their ‘hateful slurs’ against China’s endeavours to combat COVID-19.

“National MP George Christensen and Liberal Senator Alex Antic recently in their interaction with media, blatantly made malicious slanders against China’s endeavours to combat COVID-19”, Embassy spokesperson said in a statement issued on late Thursday.

The statement said that their rhetoric is nothing but rubbish, simply parroting the false allegations of some China-bashing politicians in North America.

The spokesperson reminded that since the outbreak, the Chinese government took the most comprehensive, thorough and rigorous prevention and control measures at the earliest time possible, which have been proven to be highly effective.

“Our efforts bought precious time for the world to prepare for the pandemic. Just as WHO puts it, China has taken the most courageous, most flexible and most active prevention and control measures, which altered the dangerous course of the virus’ quick spread and prevented hundreds of thousands of infections nationwide”, the statement read.

Pointing out the praise China has widely received from the international community, the spokesperson said staging political attacks against China in disregard of facts has fully exposed the few Australian politicians’ bigotry, ignorance and sinophobia, which is despicable and shameful.

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