On December 10, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying presided over a regular press conference. Some reporters asked questions about U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s attack on China to “poison” American higher education and other related remarks.
Hua Chunyu said that I have taken note of the relevant reports, and I have also noticed that two universities in the United States have criticized Pompeo’s remarks, saying that Pompeo’s attack is completely wrong and shameful and intolerable.
I believe you have also seen the report. Pompeo’s speech is full of ideological prejudice, which slanders China and the Communist Party of China, stigmatizes Sino-US educational exchanges, and fully exposes his sinister intention of deliberately undermining Sino-US friendship and cooperation.
It must be pointed out that China-US educational exchanges and cooperation have enhanced the mutual understanding between the two peoples.
The cooperation between the two sides is mutually beneficial and win-win, open and undisputable. It has been widely welcomed by the American academic community and the American people. Pompeo’s move is obviously unpopular.
We once again urge those of Pompeo to respect the basic facts and stop counterfeiting.