Chinese Embassy strongly reacts over the remarks of American diplomat against CPEC

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Chinese Embassy strongly reacts over the remarks of American diplomat against CPEC

ISLAMABAD - Chinese Embassy strongly reacts over the remarks of American diplomat against China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

The Chinese embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday took exception to senior US diplomat Alice Wells' criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), terming it "negative propaganda" by the US to interfere in China-Pakistan relations and CPEC.

"Although you can never wake up a person who is pretending to be asleep, we have to make our position clear and reject the negative propaganda by the US," the embassy's spokesperson said in response to a question, according to a press release.

The rebuke comes a day after Wells criticised the flagship project of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative and alleged that there was no transparency in CPEC projects.

Wells had also claimed that Pakistan’s debt burden was growing due to the Chinese financing.

Responding to her comments on Wednesday, the Chinese embassy spokesperson said, “The comments hold nothing new, but the same cliche in her speech in November, 2019, which has been repeatedly rejected by China and Pakistan.”

The statement added that “we must not let the truth be distorted and the lies run wild.”

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