The DASH report and allegations of misinformation between the US and China

2023-10-01 19:03:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

The DASH report and allegations of misinformation between the US and China

A US State Department report accusing the Chinese government of expanding disinformation efforts is "itself disinformation," Beijing's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed Saturday, CNN reports .

The ministry hit back after the State Department released a scathing report this week that accused the Chinese government of expanding efforts to control information and spread propaganda and disinformation promoting "digital authoritarianism" in China and around the world.

The US report, released by the Global Engagement Center on Thursday, claimed China spends billions of dollars a year manipulating foreign information and warned that Chinese leader Xi Jinping had "significantly expanded" efforts to "shape the global information environment". .

It also underscored US concerns about China as a major military competitor and key rival in the battle over global ideas and disinformation.

Two days later, China retaliated.

"The relevant center of the US State Department, which fabricated the report, is engaged in propaganda and infiltration in the name of 'global engagement' - it is a source of disinformation and the command center of the 'war of perception,'" the ministry said . on Saturday.

Citing the wars in Iraq and Syria, as well as US reports alleging human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang as examples, the ministry asserted that the US is "an empire of endless lies " .

"No matter how the US tries to put the label of 'disinformation' on other countries, more and more people in the world have already seen the ugly attempt of the US to perpetuate its supremacy by weaving lies into 'new clothes' of the emperor' and smearing others," the ministry said./ CNA

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