BEIJING: Top diplomats of the US and China are believed to have had a heated argument, with Beijing saying it has asked the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs. He accused the US of politicizing the issue of the origin of the Kovid-19 pandemic. China's senior foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a phone conversation on Friday on a range of issues including curbs on freedom in Hong Kong, mass detention of Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
In fact, the demand for investigation of the place of origin of SARS-CoV-2 is a matter of trouble for China, because there are rumors that it was made in the laboratory and spread from there to Wuhan. Yang called these things nonsense and said that China is very worried about these things. A report by the state-run news committee Shenhua quoted Yang as saying, "Some people in the US have made up stories about leaks from the Wuhan laboratory that China is deeply concerned about.
China urges the US to respect facts and science, refrain from politicizing the origins of Kovid-19, and focus on global cooperation to deal with the pandemic. Emphasizing the need for transparency and cooperation regarding the origin of the virus, including the second phase of the investigation led by experts in (World Health Organisation) China.