China slams U.S. for pitting CPC against Chinese people
Beijing criticized Washington on Friday for trying to drive a wedge between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people, refuting remarks by the U.S. State Department on Chinese media organizations.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing that the U.S. State Department was attempting to justify its prejudice against Chinese journalists.
The department recently said on its online platform ShareAmerica that many Chinese media outlets "work to spread Chinese Communist Party propaganda around the world," adding that the Party's control over state-run media is part of its efforts to "control China's population and influence media narratives around the world."
It explained its decision last month to designate five Chinese media groups as "foreign missions" and expelled 60 Chinese employees from these organizations. China has announced several countermeasures.