Chinese Embassy takes exception to article carried by Post on coronavirusThe Post on its February 18 edition had carried an op-ed, previously published by The Korean Herald, about China’s handling of the outbreak.
The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu said on Tuesday that it has reservations about an article published in the Post.
"The piece, along with an adjoining picture, “deliberately smeared” China’s fight against the novel coronavirus and “viciously” attacked the political system of China," the embassy said in a statement.
The Post on its February 18 edition had carried an op-ed, previously published by The Korean Herald, about China’s handling of the outbreak.
“We hereby express our strong dissatisfaction and firm protest to it,” the embassy said in the statement, insisting that the Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive and strongest measures to contain the epidemic, and those efforts are yielding positive effects.
“This fully revealed its ignorance and prejudice on China, deeply hurt the feelings of the Chinese people, and sparked strong indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the Nepali friends from all sectors,” it said.
While welcoming the support from the Government of Nepal and Nepali people to China in various ways since the outbreak of the epidemic, the embassy statement said, “We are deeply moved and will remember it forever.”
Expressing readiness to accept any meaningful suggestions on ways to control the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible, the embassy said, “But we firmly oppose any ulterior motives and even malicious attacks on the political systems of other countries.”
The Post notes the statement from the embassy and stands by the article it carried.