China rejects EU accusations over COVID-19 fake news

In a report entitled, ‘Getting the Facts Right’, Brussels accused China and Russia of engaging in targeted disinformation campaigns around COVID-19. Last week, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations by saying that China is a victim of disinformation campaigns, not a fabricator. In turn, Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission in charge of values and transparency, claimed, ‘We are clearly mentioning Russia and China and we have sufficient evidence to make such a declaration. It’s very evidence-based.’