China blasts BBC for ‘fabricating’ stories
China has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of fabricating stories to portray the Asian country in bad light.
Via a tweet, the Chinese Embassy in Tanzania specifically took issue with a story appearing on the BBC website indicating China has opened up police stations in Nigeria, Lesotho, and Tanzania so as to regulate illegal dealings by its nationals.
The BBC is yet to respond to the accusation.
You are fabricating stories, not covering news. This is a vivid case to show how BBC speads disinformation about China, to divide China-Africa relations. Actually, China and Tanzania enjoy longlasting friendship in all areas, which cannot be shaken by rumors and slanders. https://t.co/jWPhv5ML8H
— Chinese Embassy in Tanzania (@ChineseEmbTZ) October 19, 2022
Mbelwa Kariuki, Tanzania’s Ambassador in China Mbelwa Kairuki has since denied the presence of Chinese police officers in Tanzania.
Last month, Kenya’s Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua warned the Chinese against mistreating and beating Kenyans. “I have seen Chinese people beating our people in Nairobi. Do not try this one here. If you try here you will be in trouble.”
“You do not have to beat us because we owe so many other people money, even here in kiosks we have debts and nobody is beating us. The fact we owe you money does not mean you beat us up.”
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