Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2021/02/03

China Daily: The Federal Court in Australia on February 2 issued a verdict which found that Chinese-Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing was defamed by the ABC and Nine as well as Nick McKenzie, and they were ordered to pay him $590,000 in damages and remove relevant parts of episodes and articles. Do you have any comment?

Wang Wenbin: I noted relevant reports. I want to stress once again that the Chinese side develops relations with other countries based on the principle of mutual respect and non-interference in each other's internal affairs. Over a period of time, certain Australian media outlets and journalist have been obsessed with hyping up baseless allegations of China's "interference" and "infiltration" activities in Australia to unscrupulously sling mud at China and undermine China-Australia relations. Their credibility has already been totally bankrupted. We urge certain Australian media to observe professional ethics, discard ideological bias and stop making irresponsible remarks on China.

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