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Last night, the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry reported that on April 9, 2022, the US State Department announced that employees of the US Consulate General in Shanghai and their families can voluntarily leave China through "authorized evacuation." The US also criticized China's epidemic prevention policy in a related statement. What is China's comment?
Chinese Foreign Ministry response: The United States has announced that it will authorize the voluntary evacuation of employees of the Consulate General in Shanghai and their families. This is a US decision. However, it should be noted that China's epidemic prevention policy is scientific and effective, and we have full confidence that Shanghai and other places will overcome the new round of the epidemic. For matters related to the epidemic of foreign diplomatic and consular personnel in China, the relevant Chinese departments and localities have provided the best possible assistance and convenience within the policy. We express our strong dissatisfaction and strong rejection of the American side's unfounded accusations against China's epidemic prevention policy in our statement and made a formal introduction to the American side.