Show us evidence: China accuses Mike Pompeo of telling lies over its handling of coronavirus

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China said it supports the World Health Organization (WHO) in trying to pinpoint the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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China said it supports the World Health Organization (WHO) in trying to pinpoint the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of withholding virus samples he said were needed for global vaccine research, and he demanded transparency.

Most experts believe Covid-19 originated in a market selling wildlife and jumped from animals to people, but Pompeo and US President Donald Trump have said there is evidence it came from a laboratory, without elaborating.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reiterated China opposed the politicisation of the origin of the virus.

The remarks were made by Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, who reiterated that Beijing has been transparent about the Covid-19 outbreak that emerged in China late last year and that US politicians are making baseless accusations against China.

“Regarding the so-called ‘leak of virus from the lab in Wuhan,’ what I have seen is that almost all leading scientists and experts in disease control in the world, including top expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, have openly rejected Mr. Pompeo’s comments. But he is sticking to his old lies. We have asked this question more than once: Where is the evidence he keeps talking about? Just show us if there’s any!” said Hua.

Pompeo told a news conference on Wednesday the report will be delayed “to account for any additional actions” leading up to the annual meeting of Chinese parliament in late May.

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