The United States and some other countries are preventing China from identifying the origin of the new coronavirus infection, bringing the issue of searching for its source on the political plane, said Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
вЂњQuite right, political factors are really hampering the clarification of the origin (of the coronavirus). But not from China, but from the United States and other individual states. They persistently politicize the issue of finding the source of the pandemic, hindering China's cooperation with the World Health Organization, вЂќ said Zhao Lijian.
Lijian noted that the United States itself has deployed many biological laboratories in various parts of the planet, but no one knows what kind of research is being carried out there. вЂњWhy did the US have to open so many laboratories around the world? Why is the United States the only one against the inspection mechanism of the Biological Weapons Convention? вЂќ The diplomat asked.
Earlier, Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai said that specialists should look for the source of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, and not only in China.
On Sunday, it became known that experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) found вЂњimportant evidenceвЂќ in Wuhan, China, regarding the emergence of new coronavirus infection.
Recall that the 45th US President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of deliberately infecting the world with coronavirus, promising to bring Beijing to justice. The State Department has said it has evidence from the United States that China was deliberately hiding evidence of the coronavirus outbreak. Beijing categorically denied all accusations from Washington.