Criticism of the Global Times
On February 14, the Global Times (China) has an editorial expressing dissatisfaction with the comments from the US about the results of the search for the origin of the COVID-19 virus of the World Health Organization (WHO). ).
The Global Times quoted US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Feb. 13, expressing “deep concern about how the initial findings of the COVID-19 investigation and regulatory questions were communicated. process is used to access them “.
“It is imperative that this report be independent, the expert’s findings not being tampered with or altered by the Chinese government,” he said in a statement.
The Global Times said: “It is clear that this senior US official is trying to manipulate the public opinion to question WHO experts’ reports”.
This paper said that, determining the origin of COVID-19 is a serious problem, requires difficult and scientific work. But the United States has politicized this science, assuming and spreading the political narrative that the virus originated in China.
“Washington has attempted to make WHO viral traceability a process to justify the United States’ own stance.
Because the WHO refused to cooperate, the former Trump administration did not cooperate with the organization. The democratic government of the United States restored its relationship with WHO and declared respect for science. But it seems that the current administration’s practical attitude still cannot reverse the path of its predecessor, “the Global Times wrote and continued to say that, the current administration of the United States has revealed. the intention to continue to defame China with the COVID-19 pandemic, thus undermining Chinese influence around the world.
“The difference is that they are contained in words, but the anti-scientific attitude is hardly affected,” the Chinese newspaper wrote.
|The WHO Covid-19 origin investigation ends with no conclusion.|
According to the Global Times: “When the US national security adviser questioned the work of the WHO expert group and called the work an” investigation, “Washington hardly concealed the geopolitical intentions of Mr. Sullivan’s statement is making Americans misinterpret the pandemic from a political perspective of competition between nations. America doesn’t respect science unless Washington needs it. ”
The Chinese newspaper also repeated immediately before Sullivan’s statement, the New York Times published an article in which “incorrectly citing some WHO experts to slander China. The article said the Chinese government” caused it is difficult for them to uncover important clues that could help prevent future outbreaks of such dangerous diseases. ”
The Global Times confirmed that China has sincerely cooperated with WHO’s team of experts to determine the origin of the virus, while the country is successfully fighting the epidemic. This newspaper also stated that China will not be bothered by unreasonable US moves.
America recommends an independent investigation
Earlier, Reuters quoted White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Feb. 13 that the report on the results of the COVID-19 origin investigation conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) expert group needed must be independent and “not dominated by the Chinese government”.
The statement came just days after the WHO team of experts returned from Wuhan, China, where the first case was discovered, after four weeks of investigation. The investigation concludes that the COVID-19 virus is unlikely to originate in a Chinese laboratory.
The administration of former US President Donald Trump once suspected that COVID-19 may have originated in a Chinese laboratory. Beijing has repeatedly denied this allegation.
“We have deep concerns about how the initial findings of the COVID-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the procedure used to access the investigation,” says Home National Security Advisor. White emphasis.
In response to these statements, the Chinese Embassy in the US on Feb. 14 also issued strong statements, accusing Washington of damaging multilateral cooperation, undermining efforts to deal with COVID. -19.
The spokeswoman of the Chinese Embassy in the US welcomed Washington’s decision to reconnect with WHO, but stressed that the US should ensure “the highest standards” with itself when joining WHO, instead for targeting other countries.
On February 12, at a press conference in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said all theories about the origin of COVID-19 are still open.