On May 6, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations, Chen Huc, spoke out to requests from countries and international organizations to investigate the source of the COVID-19 epidemic.
|Chinese Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Chen Huc|
Accordingly, when answering the question of when to invite international experts to investigate the origin of COVID-19, Mr. Tran Huc stated that the country’s priority was to defeat Covid-19 and to resist the main actions. chemically treat this pandemic “ridiculous and ridiculous”.
Chen said China’s priority at this time was to focus on fighting the epidemic until the final victory.
“We need to race against time to save as many lives as possible. Regarding whether we invite WHO and how, we need to have appropriate priorities at this time, on the other hand we need a suitable context, ”said the Chinese Ambassador.
The diplomat asserted that China was not allergic to the investigations but this time it is necessary to focus resources and race against time to save lives so the investigation will take place at an appropriate time.
“We are not afraid of any surveys or assessments,” Tran said, adding that the investigations could support international efforts to prepare for medical emergencies. public in the future.
On the same day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hoa Xuan Oanh mentioned the tracing of the virus origin, saying it was the work of scientists and health professionals, instead of giving ” politicians “lie” for domestic political purposes. “
“Mr. Pompeo [Ngoại trưởng Mỹ Mike Pompeo – ND] kept talking but he could not provide any evidence. How can he (show evidence) when he has no evidence “- Ms. Hoa said.
Ms. Hoa’s statement came after US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently confirmed that the US has evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated from a laboratory in Wuhan but did not work. Detailed announcement.
Under the wave of increasing criticism of the US, Beijing has repeatedly argued, saying that the US has tried to accuse China to calm public opinion in the country when it could not handle the spreading disease.
However, not only the United States, but many countries and organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) have also asked China to conduct an investigation of the origin of this virus with the participation of many scientists. international.
WHO last week said it was waiting for China to join Covid-19’s animal origin investigations, after the outbreak began in Wuhan city last December.
WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said last week that the organization was willing to cooperate if invited to participate in investigations of the origin of COVID-19. Tarik confirmed that WHO does not currently have COVID-19 in China.
Meanwhile, the WHO Representative in China Gauden Galea said that the Chinese authorities repeatedly denied requests for the WHO representative to participate in the COVID-19 investigation.
Australia and the European Union (EU) recently announced support for an independent investigation to find the source of COVID-19.
President Donald Trump and senior US officials claimed there was much evidence to support the hypothesis that the virus could escape from a security lab in Wuhan. Both Chinese officials and some experts have refuted this theory.
China reminded the US not to consider taxes as weapons
Trump, meanwhile, has insisted that China pay for what it did to the US economy. The US president has warned that he will impose tariffs on $ 370 billion worth of goods if Beijing does not keep its commitment to buy an additional $ 200 billion of American goods and services.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Friday that tariffs should not be used as a weapon against the United States. According to Ms. Hoa, the tax will cause harm to all parties.
“The United States should stop thinking about whether they can use tariffs as a weapon and a big stick to coerce other countries,” she said.
She urged the United States not to seek to blame China to divert focus away from the weak US management of the Covid-19 epidemic. The US is currently the largest outbreak in the world, with more than 72,000 deaths and more than 1.2 million infections.
The Chinese diplomat also praised the government’s emergency measures, in contrast to the way the United States responded and spread the disease.
“What has the US done in recent months? How did they translate to the current development stage? Is this the way a government should be accountable to its people? The most urgent task right now is to control the epidemic in the US and save as many lives as possible. Saving people should be placed above political interests, ”Ms. Hoa said.
Meanwhile, how fast has China acted to notify the World Health Organization and other countries, including the United States, from January 3 about the Covid-19 epidemic. Ms. Hoa claimed that China deliberately spread the virus as some US officials claimed to be unfounded.