BEIJING (Reuters) – China, responding to allegations of interfering in Australian politics, explained it had in no way tried out to meddle in other countries’ inside affairs and was not intrigued in carrying out so.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang built the comment at a daily news briefing on Monday, including that some Australian media stores had fabricated allegations of interference.
Some Australian politicians, businesses, and media have “become seized with imaginary fears” on problems associated to China, Geng reported.
“They regularly fabricate situations of so-named Chinese spies infiltrating Australia.”
On Sunday, Australia’s “60 Minutes” programme and affiliated newspapers stated a suspected Chinese espionage ring had provided dollars to pay for a Melbourne luxury motor vehicle dealer to operate for a seat in Australia’s federal parliament.
The Australian Safety Intelligence Organisation stated it was investigating an alleged plot by China to install an agent in Australia’s parliament.
“However strange the tale, lies are still lies in the stop, no matter what new guise they use,” stated Geng.
Reporting by Gabriel Crossley Enhancing by Alison Williams