Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks
2021/08/27

CGTN: It is reported that international experts of the WHO-China joint mission on the origins study said recently that there is no evidence supporting the lab-leak theory and hyping up this hypothesis shows that the origins study is politicized. An international scientist familiar with the origins tracing work said the report of the US intelligence community on the origins of COVID-19 cannot provide any new evidence, which is no surprise for most scientists. Do you have any comment?

Wang Wenbin: The origins study is a scientific issue that requires the cooperation of global scientists. This is the consensus of the overwhelming majority of countries and the science community. The US moves of relying on its intelligence apparatus instead of scientists to trace the origins of COVID-19 will only undermine science-based origins study and hinder the global effort of finding the source of the virus. Why is the US doing so although this is not the way the relevant work should be conducted? What is the US true intention of drawing on the intelligence community? These questions are worth pondering.

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