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China: MOFA accuses Blinken of criticizing government efforts to suppress protests01:46

China: MOFA accuses Blinken of criticizing government efforts to suppress protests

China, Beijing
December 1, 2022 at 11:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

China accuses the United States of 'not qualified' to criticize the effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control works during its daily briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

The Chinese government's efforts to suppress the ongoing, unprecedented public protests over the country's zero-COVID policies are a 'sign of weakness', Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during an interview with NBC News on Wednesday.

"China has been optimizing and improving prevention and control measures, co-ordinating epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and has achieved major positive results," Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson, said.

"The United States won the two world 'champions' in terms of the covid infection and death cases, and the United States is not qualified to criticize the effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control,” Zhao said, “What the United States should do is to seriously respond to the voices of its own people and do its own thing well," he added.

China: MOFA accuses Blinken of criticizing government efforts to suppress protests01:46
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China accuses the United States of 'not qualified' to criticize the effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control works during its daily briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

The Chinese government's efforts to suppress the ongoing, unprecedented public protests over the country's zero-COVID policies are a 'sign of weakness', Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during an interview with NBC News on Wednesday.

"China has been optimizing and improving prevention and control measures, co-ordinating epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and has achieved major positive results," Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson, said.

"The United States won the two world 'champions' in terms of the covid infection and death cases, and the United States is not qualified to criticize the effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control,” Zhao said, “What the United States should do is to seriously respond to the voices of its own people and do its own thing well," he added.