From the US the barrage of accusations because of China's handling of the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks of the "lies" and "conspiracy" - and warns of a dangerous confrontation.
Beijing (Reuters) - China has warned of a "new Cold war" with the United States. In the pandemic with the new Coronavirus verb, a "political Virus" in the US spread to take every opportunity, "China to attack and denigrate".
The Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday held a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the national people's Congress in Beijing. The causative agent of the lung disease Covid-19 was first performed in China and has now spread throughout the world.
"Some political forces in the United States, the relations between China and the United States as a hostage, and pushing the relationship to the brink of a new Cold war," said Wang Yi. "This is dangerous and a threat to world peace." The list of "lies and conspiracy theories" in the United States against China will always be longer.
lung disease Covid-19 have surprised the world. China is like other countries, is itself a "victim", said the foreign Minister. It immediately and responsible for responding to the Sars-CoV-2-pathogens and quickly share information. Also the genetic material of the Virus has been decrypted and rapidly available to other countries, said Wang Yi. He thus rejected accusations that China covered up the epidemic beginning to slow to respond and internationally, to little have to cooperate.
On demands for an international investigation, said Wang Yi, the origin of the Virus had to be studied by scientists and medical experts. China to open such an investigation to the scientific community"". You should not be politicized, but must be done professionally and under the leadership of the world health organization (WHO). Also, the investigation must be "impartial".
Wang Yi rejected blaming is because of China's handling of the outbreak of the new Coronavirus sharp. Court actions in the USA and claims to any compensation from China were absurd and were based neither on facts nor on law principles, or international precedents.
The U.S. and China carry great responsibility for peace and development in the world, said Wang Yi. Both sides should also cooperate in the fight against lung disease Covid-19. China and the United States could benefit from cooperation to confrontation but only lose. China will defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity and the right to development.
Sub-note to American politicians who talk of a "Chinese Virus", said Wang Yi, with such a geographical designation, China will stigmatize"". The scientific investigation should not "be made under the assumption of guilt". It must also cover all countries. The role of the WHO should be not undermined, said Wang Yi. You've done in the Corona-crisis "good work".
U.S. President Donald Trump had attacked the WTO as China-friendly and threatens her in order to remove the financial support in the long term. Without directly referring to the high number of victims of the pandemic in the United States to respond, said China's Minister of foreign Affairs, those who would not listen to the advice of the WHO, "pay a high price".
at the beginning of the press conference, Wang Yi expressed to be "deep compassion" for what the US had in the pandemic to go through. The Virus knows no borders and is a challenge for all peoples.
"Political Manipulation, will offer the Virus the loopholes," said Wang Yi. "A procedure to make his neighbour poor, will make us all more vulnerable. The science should be rejected, and will allow the Virus to cause even greater damage."Updated Date: 27 May 2020, 22:33