The Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, recently wrote a letter to the Daily Telegraph on the unjustified comments in its report titled "China warns opponents they face bloody battle". The newspaper published the letter on 24 March 2018, with the title "Chinese solutions". The following is the full text of the letter:
SIR -- I am startled at the report “China warns opponents they face bloody battle” (March 21). It is a complete distortion of the speech of President Xi and a total disregard of China’s peaceful development and contribution to the world.
News reporting should at least be truthful. The part of President Xi’s speech regarding China and the world admits that the world we live in is full of hope and full of challenges. It goes on to stress that the Chinese people have always had a sense of justice and compassion, have regarded their destiny and future as closely tied to that of the people around the world, and have stood ready to do their utmost to contribute to the peace and development of humanity.
China will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit, and unswervingly pursue peaceful development and a mutually beneficial strategy of opening-up. China will seek to contribute Chinese wisdom, Chinese solutions and Chinese strength to the world, to push for building an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity. The future that China envisages for the world is a community with a shared future for all mankind.
This sincere wish of the Chinese people and China’s down-to-earth action to contribute to the peace and development of humanity should not be misinterpreted, nor should they be distorted. China-watchers should replace presumptuous speculation and arbitrary defamation, if any, with a positive, healthy and peaceful approach to China’s work for greater mutual trust and co-operation in the world.
Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK