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A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday slammed US efforts to discredit Chinese investments, saying that the United States has been resorting to extreme measures including paying for lies to smear China and undermine Sino-African relations. According to an article recently published in Zimbabwe's largest daily newspaper The Herald, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the US State Department is implementing "an intricate plan" to smear Chinese businesses in Zimbabwe "through disinformation, lies and sensationalism in the independent media and social platforms". The article said that the US is funding and training local reporters to write anti-China stories

Cultural exchanges "critical pillars' of relations, former US diplomats stress Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and other officials in the United States have called for more people-to-people engagement to improve relations with China at a forum. "Pathways for people-to-people exchange are needed now more than ever, and we must do what we can to support and promote the sectors and platforms on which that exchange takes place," said Albright, the country's first female secretary of state, at a forum hosted by the US-Asia Institute this month. Albright, who was the top diplomat under former US president Bill Clinton, said

Hard-hit sector in US wants improved ties to hasten rebound from pandemic The US tourism industry wants the government to improve relations with China to speed up the recovery of one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Business travel is forecast to take about three years to recover, and international inbound travel is projected to take about four years to get back to 2019 levels of spending and employment, said Erik Hansen, vice-president of government affairs at the US Travel Association. "That"s far too long to wait," Hansen told a recent forum hosted by the US-Asia Institute,