CHINA has said America “does not care about facts and truth” after Joe Biden reopened the investigation into the origin of coronavirus.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian has said that US politics is behind the new probe at a daily briefing.Pressure is mounting on China to be open about the outbreak[/caption] The Wuhan Institute of Virology seeks to push back against claims the facility was the source of the global pandemic[/caption]
The Biden administration “does not care about facts and truth, nor is it interested in serious scientific origin tracing,” he said.
It comes as Biden told US intelligence officials to redouble their efforts to investigate the origins of the pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
They will be investigating whether the virus jumped from an animal host to humans or whether it was accidentally released from a lab in Wuhan, China.
The Biden administration now joins worldwide pressure on China to be more open about the outbreak amidst increasing scrutiny into the lab theory.
Biden said the US Intelligence Community has “coalesced around two likely scenarios” but has not reached a definitive conclusion.
He revealed that two of the 18 intelligence agencies believe in the animal link but that another “leans more toward” the lab theory.
The president said that each of these agencies has “low or moderate confidence” in their stance.
Biden added that “the majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other.”Researchers in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province[/caption] China says the USA is diverting attention from its own pandemic failings[/caption]
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The Biden administration has spent months playing down the possibility that the virus originated in a lab but is now calling on China to be transparent about the outbreak.
There is speculation president hopes to head off Republican complaints the president has not been tough enough to press China on alleged obstruction.
Early this week, former president Donald Trump said he was certain that the killer bug originated from a lab in Wuhan, China, after a bombshell report claimed three scientists there fell ill at the beginning of the outbreak in November 2019.