March 3, 2023

China Cries "Smear!" Over Covid Lab Leak

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By Jackson Kincaid

In Brief: 

China continues to shirk all responsibility for its part in what is now being reported as the accidental release of the COVID-19 virus from a lab. Despite the evidence being confirmed that it was a leak from a lab (as many of us suspected), China is still citing and claiming the authority of a highly disputed joint “investigation” by the Communist Chinese government and the WHO.

The Background: 

Following the release of reports stating the high probability that the COVID virus did indeed originate and then “escape” from a Chinese research lab, Chinese authorities are pushing back against the accusations and accusing the U.S. of starting a “smear” campaign. 

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning stated: 

"The origins-tracing of SARS-CoV-2 is about science and should not be politicized. China has always supported and participated in global science-based origins-tracing. A laboratory origin of the pandemic was considered to be extremely unlikely' is a science-based, authoritative conclusion reached by the experts of the WHO-China joint mission after field trips to the lab in Wuhan and in-depth communication with researchers. It was accurately recorded in the mission’s report and has received extensive recognition from the international community."

She ended her statement with "Certain parties should stop rehashing the "lab leak" narrative, stop smearing China and stop politicizing origins-tracing."


This is a developing story.


Notable Quotes: 

"What matters is holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable so this doesn’t happen again." – Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR)



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