Saturday, October 23, 2021

The new “Covid” investigation… China warns of political manipulation

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China warned today, Thursday, of what it called “political manipulation” in the new investigation that the World Health Organization intends to carry out into the source of the (Corona emerging – Covid 19) virus.

In a statement to the daily press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that his country will continue to support and participate in the international scientific investigation into the source of (Covid-19).

A gunman at the scene of clashes in Beirut (AFP)
Gunmen in the streets of Beirut (Reuters)
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He stressed China’s firm rejection of any form of “political manipulation” in that investigation, expressing Beijing’s hope that “all parties concerned, including the World Health Organization, adhere to a scientific, objective and responsible position and make positive contributions in this regard.”

Yesterday, Wednesday, the World Health Organization issued a proposed list of 25 experts to provide it with a scientific opinion regarding the next steps to investigate the source of the (Corona emerging Covid-19) virus.

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On the other hand, Zhao affirmed his country’s opposition to the politicization of sports, especially as China is preparing to host the Olympic Games in Beijing next FebruIG.

This came in response to a statement by the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, John Coats, yesterday, in which he said, “The Committee will not pressure China, which is hosting the 2022 Olympic Games, regarding its human rights record. “This tournament is an international gathering and a fair competitive sports platform for all athletes from all over the world,” Zhao said, calling for showing the new Olympic spirit of working together for the success of this session.

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