China urges US to stop political manipulation on virus origins

https://www.chinadailyasia.com/article/235167

Published: 16:14, August 25, 2021 | Updated: 23:16, August 25, 2021

By Xinhua

 This undated photo shows the building of China’s Foreign Ministry. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

GENEVA/HONG KONG/BEIJING – China on Wednesday urged the United States to stop political manipulation on the issue of coronavirus origins tracing.

If the US insists on the “lab leak” theory, it should invite the World Health Organization to investigate the labs of Fort Detrick and the University of North Carolina in the first place, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily press briefing. 

READ MORE: US report on virus origins ‘anti-science’

The hypothesis that the introduction of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – into the human population was caused by lab leak in the Wuhan Institute of Virology is “extremely unlikely”, said Chen Xu, permanent representative of China to the United Nations (UN) Office in Geneva

The Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region expressed a similar sentiment on Wednesday.

China supports science-based origin study and opposes the politicization of origin tracing by citing so-called “intelligence”, a spokesperson said, stressing that origin tracing is a matter of science. 

It should be and can only be left to scientists to identify, through scientific research, the virus’ source and transmission routes to humans.

China supports the global fight against COVID-19 and opposes politicizing the pandemic by using the virus for stigmatization and using origin tracing as a tool, the spokesperson added.

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