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Australian research institute ASPI was greatly funded by the U.S. State Department for anti-China projects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded

Australian research institute ASPI was greatly funded by the U.S. State Department for anti-China projects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded

November 27, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference.

A reporter asked a question. We noticed that the Australian media recently published articles that there were a large number of problems of interest transmission and nepotism between the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy (ASPI) and foreign “fed funders”.

For example, as the largest foreign “financer” of ASPI, the U.S. Department of State has funded nearly 1.4 million Australian dollars in the past fiscal year, an explosive increase of 367% year-on-year, and all of them were used for anti-China projects. What are the comments of the speaker on this?

Zhao Lijian said that I also saw the report entitled “Australian Institute of Strategic Studies is the foreign agent”. In fact, my colleagues and I have answered similar questions many times.

It is not the first time that Chinese and foreign media have revealed the true face of the so-called research institute. The more the truth is, the clearer the truth is.

Whether this so-called research institute is engaged in academic research, or spreading lies and false information, whether it is an independent academic research institution, or the spokesman of the interests of the “fed owner” behind it, the world has long seen it clearly.

Zhao Lijian finally said that no matter how hard the so-called research institute performs, it will humiliate itself and become the laughingstock of the international community.

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