Image provided by Venezuela's Presidency shows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) taking part in a rally in support of his government, at the Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)
BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- China said on Wednesday that it hoped relevant media would report news abiding by principles of being objective and fair.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks when asked for comments on The Wall Street Journal reporting that Chinese diplomats had contact with Venezuelan opposition representatives in Washington.
"Recently, some media have been cooking up fake news. I don't know what the purpose is," said Hua at a press briefing. "We hope relevant media will report news abiding by principles of being objective and fair."
As for the current Venezuela issue, China advocates seeking a political settlement through dialogue and consultation, Hua said.