[The Wire] The art of denial: Interview with the minister of defence of China

(cb) – What do you say about the heavy accusations that China is working together with the terrorist group Maute?

China is in no way responsible for that. We want to strongly distance from the allegations.

Who could be the anonymous source and what interests might he or she have in leaking this information?

I think the Trojan Horse made up this information or they fall into it.

Did you have any contacts to the Philippine terrorist group?

No we never heard about them before the Philippine hostage taking, they are not active in China.