John Cooper, a senior communications manager at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation think tank, gave a shout out this weekend on Twitter to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian for helping to publicize the new report by Africa & Middle East analyst Johsua Meservey on potential Chinese spying on governments facilitated by its building of government facilities across Africa.
Zhao denounced the report during his regular press briefing on Friday, calling it “ridiculous claims based on nothing but lies, illusions and ideological bias.”
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