China is not an enemy of America, Geng Shuang, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, said today, April 20, in response to criticism of the United States regarding Beijing’s “transparency” in the issue of the origin of the Covid-19 coronavirus. “It should be clear to the Americans that China is not their enemy,” he told a news briefing. — The international community must unite to win the fight against the virus.”
“(Information) attacks on China will not bring back lost time or lost lives, ” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. — We hope that people in the United States respect facts, science, and international consensus. They should stop attacking and blaming China, stop making irresponsible remarks, and focus more on containing (the coronavirus) within (their) country and on international cooperation.”
As CNN reminds on Monday, the day before, President Donald Trump said that the US wants to send investigators to China, but previous requests from our administration to do so were rejected by Beijing.
The Chinese foreign minister also called for ” uniting for cooperation instead of pointing fingers at each other or even demanding compensation.” Thus, the official Beijing touched on reports that Republican congressmen in the United States last week introduced a bill allowing Americans to sue the Chinese government in connection with” misinformation ” about the coronavirus.
China rejects claims made in the United States about the alleged laboratory origin of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the” source ” of which is called one of the research institutions in the Chinese city of Wuhan. There is no evidence of laboratory origin of the virus, Chinese foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao lijian said on April 16, referring to the world health organization (who). As pointed out in the Chinese Foreign Ministry, many recognized experts in the field of medicine confirmed that the claim of a virus leak from a laboratory in Wuhan “has no scientific basis”.
The American TV channel Fox News, citing unnamed interlocutors, previously reported that the first person infected with the coronavirus from a bat was an employee of the laboratory Of the Institute of Virology in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and later the pathogen began to spread among the rest of the inhabitants of this metropolis of China, which has become the epicenter of the global pandemic.
Until now, the most common version, including in scientific circles, is the assumption that the source of infection of people with the new coronavirus was one of the markets in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where wild animals were also sold.