By Spy Uganda Correspondent
China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned Britain’s envoy to Beijing to lodge stern representations over an article she wrote defending recent international media coverage on China.
Caroline Wilson’s article in Chinese was posted on the WeChat account of the British embassy in Beijing last week.
In it, she sought to explain why foreign media criticism of the Chinese government did not mean the journalists responsible did not like China but were in fact acting in “good faith” and playing an active role in monitoring government action.
In a statement on its move to summon Wilson, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Chinese government and people had never opposed foreign media, rather those who make up “fake news” to attack China and its ruling Communist Party under the banners of press freedom and freedom of speech.