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Beijing Responds to Media Reports that the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe is Paying $1,000 For Journalists to Write Anti-China Stories

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded last week to unsubstantiated news reports that the U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe hired an agency to train local journalists to write stories critical of China.

Zhao told reporters at the regular press briefing in Beijing that the allegation is “despicable and [an] unscrupulous fabrication of lies and smears.

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