STOCKHOLM, Aug. 20(Greenpost)– Chinese Embassy Spokesperson has recently made remarks on some Swedish Media’s Untruthful Reporting on China’s United Front Work.
Q: Recently, some Swedish media reported that the United Front Work Department of the CPC has carried out activities in Sweden in an attempt to expand influence and has contacted with some local Chinese people. What’s your comment?
A: We have noticed that some Swedish media like SR, SVD, Expressen, Aftonbladet have been maliciously hyping up the normal foreign exchanges of the United Front Work Department. Relevant reports are seriously inconsistent with the facts. The United Front Work Department is a functional organization of the CPC, and its functions include giving guidance to the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and contacting overseas Chinese. In keeping with the principles of openness, transparency, equality, mutual benefit and mutual respect, the United Front Work Department provides support and services for Chinese private enterprises affiliated to the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce to carry out foreign exchanges and cooperation, and for overseas Chinese to participate in relevant countries’ friendly exchanges and cooperation with China. The Chinese Government has always encouraged overseas Chinese to abide by the laws and regulations of the host country, actively integrate into the local society, and contribute to local social and economic development. Meanwhile, we resolutely oppose unwarranted accusations, smear campaigns, attacks or even racial discrimination against overseas Chinese.
For some time, some Swedish media and forces have been fabricating lies out of nothing and provoking troubles. They have moved against the trend of friendly cooperation between China and Sweden, and conducted a witch hunt against people in Sweden who are engaged in friendly exchanges and cooperation with China, which is a political persecution of these people. We strongly condemn that. Though the bodies of those Swedish media and forces have entered the 21st century, their brains remain in the Cold War era. We strongly advise them to keep up with the pace of the times, abandon ideological prejudice and outdated cold war mentality, immediately stop unwarranted accusations and slander, and immediately stop disturbing the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Sweden and their peoples, to maintain the common interests of the two countries and peoples.
Stockholm, Aug. 20(Greenpost)–The Chinese Embassy Spokesperson has made remarks on the Swedish Side’s Decision to Refuse to Extradite Qiao Jianjun to China.
The Chinese side expresses strong discontent over the decision by the Supreme Court and Government of Sweden to refuse to extradite Qiao Jianjun back to China.
“Qiao Jianjun is a notorious corrupt fugitive in China that is suspected of embezzling over 200 million yuan (USD 28 million) of grain purchase fund for peasants. He is a duty-related criminal suspect that is on the Interpol Red Notice, and his offences are under criminal investigation and prosecution in a number of countries. The refusal of the Supreme Court of Sweden to extradite Qiao Jianjun to China based on pure speculations and so-called “human rights” goes against basic facts, tramples on the rule of law, disregards fairness and justice and grossly violates the basic human rights of the victims in the Qiao Jianjun case, which has fully exposed the hypocrisy of the judicial system of Sweden.”
“We hope the Swedish prosecution and police will continue to investigate the suspected breaches of Swedish law by Qiao Jianjun, and urge the Supreme Court of Sweden to rehear the case based on its crime facts and make a fair decision, to uphold fairness and justice and not to let Sweden descend to a safe haven for corrupt fugitives.”
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