Remarks by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe

Source:chinese embassy in Zimbabwe 2020-07-16

  We take note of the claims, made by the United States Government in its 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report, that some Chinese nationals were in forced labor in Zimbabwe and some Chinese companies employed practices indicative of forced labor. We want to make it clear that this is a groundless accusation designed to taint China's image and sabotage the good relations between China and Zimbabwe. The relevant department of the United States Government should focus more on protecting the human rights of its own citizens and resolving its own problems at home, particularly under the current tough circumstances, and stop peddling falsehoods about other countries and their people. The exchanges between the peoples of China and Zimbabwe and the practical cooperation between the two countries are indestructible; it will not be affected by any smear.

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