Chinese embassy in Australia condemns fabricated news reports by Aussie media
A spokesperson at the Chinese Embassy in Australia on Wednesday condemned the "fabricated" news reports by Australian media in recent months.
"Over the recent period, some Australian media have repeatedly fabricated news stories about the so-called Chinese influence and infiltration in Australia. Those reports, which were made up out of thin air and filled with Cold War mentality and ideological bias, reflected a typical anti-China hysteria and paranoia," the spokesperson said in a statement published on the embassy website.
Chinese Embassy in Australia. [File photo: VCG]
In June, some Australian media reported that China has been attempting to "infiltrate" Australian politics to promote Chinese interests.
"The relevant reports not only made unjustifiable accusations against the Chinese government, but also unscrupulously vilified the Chinese students as well as the Chinese community in Australia with racial prejudice, which in turn has tarnished Australia's reputation as a multicultural society."
"Some Australian politicians and government officials also made irresponsible remarks to the detriment of political mutual trust between China and Australia," the statement said.
"We categorically reject these allegations."
The spokesperson said that China has been committed to developing its friendly relations with other countries on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in each other's internal affairs, which is one of the main principles of Chinese foreign policy.
"China has no intention to interfere in Australia's internal affairs or exert influence on its political process through political donations. We urge the Australian side to look at China and China-Australia relations in an objective, fair and rational manner."