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Chinese Officials Accuse the United States of Unleashing the Covid-19 Virus in China

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian had posted 5 tweets in both Chinese and English on the 12th of March, 2020, questioning the US military’s bringing the virus to Wuhan.

The Third World War?

In a fresh layer of US/China conflicts, the Chinese government has doubled down on its finger-pointing that it was the US military which might have released the Covid-19 virus in Wahun, China. Chinese see this as a “strategic military attack” since Wahun is located in the middle of China.

After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in late 2019/early 2020, then US President, Donald Trump, quickly dubbed Covid-19 the “China Virus” and said he would draw up a billion-dollar lawsuit to “make China pay.” The US President then reportedly launched “Operation Warp Speed” – a medical operation which scrambled to produce a Covid-19 vaccine within one year. Meanwhile, China had created a Covid-19 vaccine and crushed the first wave of the pandemic within 3 months of the first outbreak.

According to Chinese sources, many Chinese residents believe that the Covid-19 virus is a biological weapon which the US military unleased in Wahun City, China, during the World Military Games which took place between October 18 to 27, 2019 in Wahun, China. The first official record of Covid-19 was made in December 2019, but many Chinese residents say that they have evidence that the United States military had started tracking Covid-19 cases in China at least one month before the first case was officially recorded.

US Health Officials were quick to pin the Covid-19 virus to a wild meat market in China. However, there were some early cases which had no connections to the Huanan Seafood Market.

CNN has called the accusations against the US Military by the Chinese government “baseless” and “wholly unfounded.”

At the same time, US officials have, on several occasions, suggested that the Covid-19 Virus has been leaked from a lab in Wahun. China has also been accused of blocking international investigations into the origin of the virus.

The US/China Trade War

Sparking conspiracy theories is the fact that the United States and China have been engaged in a cold war – that is the trade war which began in January 2018 between the United States and China under the Trump administration. The United States has accused China of illegally copying US technology and patents and has sought to return jobs to the United States.

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