China criticizes the U.S. over Covid origin report

Web DeskWeb Editor

27th Aug, 2021. 01:06 am

China criticized the U.S. “politicization” of determinations to trace the foundation of the coronavirus.

China has demanded that American Labs should be investigated, ahead of the proclamation of a US intelligence report on the virus.

The US report is envisioned on resolving the differences amongst intelligence agencies in view of different theories about how the coronavirus occurrence.

One theory also includes the infection being a Chinese laboratory accident.

“Scapegoating China cannot whitewash the US,” Fu Cong, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ arms control department, told a briefing.

US President Joe Biden established a copy and was informed on the categorized report on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.

China has stated that a laboratory leak was extremely unlikely, and it has mocked a theory that the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, the city where Covid-19 infections appeared in late 2019, setting off the pandemic.

Beijing has instead recommended that the virus slid out of a lab at the US Army’s Fort Detrick base in Maryland in 2019.

“It is only fair that if the US insists that this is a valid hypothesis, they should do their turn and invite the investigation into their labs,” Fu said.

The Chinese embassy in Washington posted the calls for World Health Organization (WHO) investigations at Fort Detrick and at the University of North Carolina to its website after it said US media had excluded its editorial submissions.

Whereas Chinese envoy to the United Nations has asked the head of the WHO for an examination into US labs.

A combined WHO-Chinese team visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology but the United States said it had distressed about the admittance allowed to the investigation.

“The early days of the pandemic were irrefutably in China, yet China continues to obfuscate and deny the international community the needed access,” stated a senior US administration official.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who has contended a Chinese lab leak was credible, in a statement insisted the Biden management instantly release the report.

“The American people deserve to know what our government does and does not know about the origins of Covid-19,” Rubio said.


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