The bureau chief at the China Daily, a Chinese Communist Party outlet, called Health Minister Patty Hajdu a role model after the minister dismissed reports of falsified and inaccurate coronavirus information.
China Daily's Chen Welhua called Hajdu a "role model" and a "disappointment to those paparazzi journalists and fearmongers" in a reply to True North's Andrew Lawton.
The praise from the propagandist came after Hajdu's comments on Thursday that China's figures regarding the coronavirus infection and death were accurate, despite US intelligence saying otherwise.
“There’s no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate and their death rate was falsified in any way,” said Hajdu, citing the World Health Organization as a source of authority.
"Your question is feeding into conspiracy theories that many people have been perpetuating on the internet," she continued.
Hajdu has repeatedly referred to WHO's reporting on China, despite more questions popping up regarding their legitimacy.
The Daily Mail reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson also believes that China's figures have been falsified, estimating that the situation in China could have been 15 to 40 times worse.