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Propaganda and Lies: U.S. Responded to China’s Accusation

On March 12, Zhao Lijian, Spokesman & Deputy Director General of the Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accused the United States of being the origin of the novel coronavirus, stating, “It might be the US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent!”

On March13, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell summoned China’s Ambassador Cui Tiankai to the State Department. Stilwell gave a very “stern representation” of the facts to the Chinese Ambassador, who, according to a senior State Department official, was “very defensive.” Stilwell did not issue any threats, but the two diplomats had a frank diplomatic discourse, the official said.

On March 13, Senator Josh Hawley posted the following on Twitter:

“I’m pleased to report this #China Foreign Ministry clown has blocked me for daring to challenge his outrageous lies that the US is responsible for #coronavirus #Covid_19. Fact is, Chinese Communist Party lied to its citizens & the world about this virus. They are responsible.”

Senator Rick Scott posted on Twitter:

“This is unhinged. Communist China will say and do anything to avoid responsibility for their role in allowing the Chinese #Coronavirus to spread.

They lied about it. Covered it up. Silenced doctors who were sounding the alarm. They let their own people die. Shameful.”

Related postings on Chinascope:


1. CNN, March 13, 2020

2. Twitter

3. Twitter