|Chinese FM Spokesperson: Pompeo's Remarks on the CPC-led United Front Are Filled with Distortion of Facts and Nothing but Malicious Slander against China|
At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on October 29, Spokesperson Wang Wenbin answered a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s false accusation of the CPC-led United Front.
Journalist: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger recently accused China of using "United Front work" to infiltrate other countries. Do you have any comment?
Wang Wenbin: Pompeo and Pottinger's remarks, filled with distortion of facts, are malicious slander against China.
The CPC-led United Front endeavors to bring together various political parties and people from all walks of life, ethnic groups and organizations. Simply put, it aims to promote cooperation between the CPC and people who are not members of it. When it comes to exchanges with foreign countries, the CPC and the Chinese government always believe that different civilizations should respect and learn from each other with an open mind and countries should strive for harmonious coexistence, win-win cooperation and peaceful development. By uniting overseas Chinese nationals including students, the Chinese side helps give full play to their role as a bridge linking China with the rest of the world to promote people-to-people exchange and nurture friendship. Its work is transparent, above-board and beyond reproach.
By making an issue out of China's United Front work, Pompeo and Pottinger are trying to discredit China's political system and disrupt normal exchange and cooperation between China and the United States. The world has already seen through their calculations. They will get nowhere standing on the wrong side of history.