A spokesperson of the CCP CC's United Front Work Department (UFWD) unusually issued an 873-character statement on December 25, responding to an announcement by US Secretary of State Pompeo imposing visa restrictions on United Front Work Department (UFWD) officials. The UFWD asserted that the UFWD "never interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, and never export our ideology or social system" and that "The Central UFWD actions are all conducted in the light of day". 
A translation of the full statement is: In response to US Secretary of State Pompeo’s recent announcement of a decision to impose visa restrictions on United Front Work Department (UFWD) officials, and a series of remarks accusing China of using the "united front" to "infiltrate" foreign countries and other stigmatizing remarks, the UFWD spokesperson issued a statement emphasizing that certain American politicians concoct and hype anti-China issues, and have repeatedly slandered and vilified the united front and united front work led by the CCP. Their remarks are full of lies, Cold War mentality and ideology. Prejudice is purely reversing black and white and fabricating facts. It has seriously interfered with the normal work, study and activities of overseas Chinese, student groups and related institutions, and has severely disrupted the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States. We strongly condemn it and express determined opposition. The spokesperson said that China has a large population, with different parties, ethnic groups, classes, religious beliefs, and compatriots living under different social systems. The united front, led by the CCP, unites people's hearts and strengths, promotes relations across party, ethnic, religious, and class lines, as well as both domestically and abroad, uniting all that can be united, and mobilizing all positive factors that can be mobilized. The goal is to work together toward national prosperity, national rejuvenation, and people’s happiness. In its foreign exchanges, the CCP and PRC government have consistently advocated tolerance and mutual learning with different civilizations in the world, the harmonious coexistence of all countries in the world, and the building of a "community with a shared future for humanity". We attach importance to the role of bridges between overseas Chinese and foreign students to integrate China and foreign countries, aiming to promote normal people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and other countries in the world, develop friendly relations, enhance mutual understanding and friendship, never interfere in other countries’ internal affairs, and never export our ideology or social system. In fact, in the fight against the Covid pandemic, many overseas Chinese and overseas students provided PPE,  their experience and their support to their countries in the fight against covid. This is a vivid portrayal of normal friendly exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign people. The spokesperson said that the lie will eventually be exposed, and justice is in the people's hearts. The Central UFWD actions are all conducted in the light of day. No matter how many ridiculous arguments about "conspiracy" and "infiltration" theories are thrown by anti-China politicians such as Pompeo, the CCP will unite all forces that can be united to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation; the CCP and PRC government will improve friendly exchanges with people from all over the world, commit to maintaining world peace and development, and strive to collectively build "a community with a shared future for humanity".

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