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CHINA URGES US TO STOP CURBING PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE EXCHANGES

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Added On July 10, 2019

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks during a press briefing on Monday.
 
GENG SHUANG, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
In recent years, some people and institutions in the United States have accused some Chinese students, scholars, scientists and Chinese-American scientists in the U.S. of carrying out "espionage activities," made groundless criticisms and harassed them, which led to several false and wrong cases and seriously interfered in bilateral exchanges in people-to-people and cultural sectors and scientific cooperation. More and more colleges, think tanks and people from all walks of life in the United States have questioned and criticized the wrong practices.
 
Geng said China hopes the U.S. side will treat Chinese development and China-U.S. ties in a "proper manner" and called on the U.S. side to work with China to maintain and enhance cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
 
 
Geng added that people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States significantly enhance mutual understanding and promote the steady development of bilateral relations and called attempts to curb Chinese development by tightening people-to-people and cultural exchanges "ridiculous".