The Chinese regime is attempting to blame the U.S. Army for the virus, with Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Twitter that “it might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.” He cites speculative articles by a professor living in China who has been teaching at a Chinese university.
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with People’s Republic of China Politburo Member Yang Jiechi
03/16/2020 01:28 PM EDT
Office of the Spokesperson
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone on March 16 with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China. Secretary Pompeo conveyed strong U.S. objections to PRC efforts to shift blame for COVID-19 to the United States. The Secretary stressed that this is not the time to spread disinformation and outlandish rumors, but rather a time for all nations to come together to fight this common threat.