Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a briefing in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP

‘We won’t be silent’ while others smear us, Beijing official vows amid furore over US newspaper headline deemed racist

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian was speaking a week after Beijing expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters over an opinion piece in the newspaper
  • He was hosting his first media briefing as deputy director of the ministry’s information office
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a briefing in Beijing on Monday. Photo: AP
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