China News Service, Beijing, January 18 (Liang Xiaohui and Xie Yanbing) In response to US prosecutors expected to drop charges against university professor Chen Gang and the "China Action Plan", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 18th that the so-called The essence of the "China Action Plan" is nothing but a clumsy tool used by US anti-China forces to abuse the concept of national security and contain and suppress China.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.

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  Asked by reporters, U.S. prosecutors are expected to drop the charges against university professor Chen Gang.

At least eight defendants have had their charges related to the China Action Plan dropped in the past year.

What is the Foreign Ministry's comment on the Chen Gang case and the "China Action Plan"?

  "I do not comment on US judicial cases. I would like to reiterate that the Chinese government has always maintained that relevant personnel exchanges and cooperation are based on abiding by the law, upholding scientific integrity, and abiding by professional ethics, and the relevant policies and measures are not fundamentally different from the common practices of other countries. " Zhao Lijian said.

  Zhao Lijian said that there is an old saying in China: "If you want to add a crime, there is no excuse for it."

The so-called "China Action Plan" of the U.S. Department of Justice first sets a case-handling target, and then investigates and handles cases, which will only lead to wrongful convictions.

According to reports, the vast majority of the program's compilation of "typical cases" over the past two years did not involve intellectual property and commercial theft.

This disregard of justice and the unreasonable imposition of charges has aroused strong opposition and condemnation from the righteous people around the world.

  Zhao Lijian said that nearly 2,000 scholars from universities across the United States jointly sent a letter to the US Attorney General to question the plan; 192 Yale University professors jointly sent a letter to the US Attorney General, arguing that the plan was fundamentally flawed; more than 20 Asian-American groups sent a joint letter The President of the United States demanded that the plan be stopped; the American Chinese Association organized protests and demonstrations outside the US Department of Justice, demanding that the "China Action Plan" be stopped.

  Zhao Lijian pointed out that facts have proved that the essence of the so-called "China Action Plan" is nothing but a clumsy tool for the US anti-China forces to abuse the concept of national security and contain and suppress China.

The United States should listen to the calls for justice from all walks of life, correct its wrongdoing as soon as possible, stop using China as an "imaginary enemy", stop making up excuses to smear and suppress China, and stop disrupting and disrupting normal exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States in the fields of science, technology and people-to-people and cultural engagement.