Elon Musk's praise of China's government for being 'very responsible' to its people's needs and happiness is objective: Chinese FM
Published: Jan 08, 2021 05:50 PM

Elon Musk. Photo: VCG

Chinese FM said the praise from Elon Musk to China's government for being "very responsible" to its people's needs and happiness is objective, and it is a conclusion that reflects the real situation, adding that China welcomes more foreign friends to visit and get a comprehensive, correct impression of the nation. 

The remarks came after Elon Musk hailed China as "more responsible" than the US in an interview with Business Insider, according to on January 4. 

Musk said he had a positive experience when talking to Chinese government officials during his visits to the country and said they could "possibly" be "more responsible" to their people's happiness than the US.

Anyone who is unbiased and hopes to understand the real China objectively will come to such a conclusion, which reflects the reality of China's development history over the past 100 years, and the rapid changes that are currently taking place across Chinese land, Hua Chunying, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry, said on Friday.  

We welcome more foreign friends to visit China and gain an accurate impression of the country through close contact with Chinese people, she added.  

Hua noted that, during the fight against the pandemic, everyone has also seen that the Chinese government insisted on putting people and their livelihoods first and spared no effort in protecting everyone's life, health, value and dignity.

We have also implemented the largest and most powerful battle against poverty in human history and successfully lifted 850 million people out of poverty, she added.

"This year, we have embarked on a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way. I think our Chinese people's growing needs or yearning for a better life will be further satisfied," Hua said.