China says it has no interest in meddling in USA presidential election

Elias Hubbard
April 30, 2020

"There are multiple labs that are continuing to conduct work, we think ... on contagious pathogens inside of China today and we don't know if they are operating at a level of security to prevent this from happening again", he said.

During an April 27 coronavirus task force briefing, Trump said they are conducting "very serious investigations" into China, adding that they "are not happy with that whole situation because we believe it could have been stopped at the source, it could have been stopped quickly, and it wouldn't have spread all over the world".

Trump on Monday vowed that the United States would be seeking reparations from China, and Pompeo told Fox News that it is heartening to see Australia and other countries demanding an investigation into the beginnings of the pandemic which has killed more than 200,000 people worldwide.

Geng went on to say that the US' accusations are nothing but than an attempt to "shirk their responsibility for their own poor epidemic prevention and control measures" and are an effort to "divert public attention". "China will continue to enforce the agreement and hopes that the USA side will also create favorable conditions for its implementation", the spokesman said.

He and other top officials have blamed China for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Trump also said during the interview he was looking at different options in terms of consequences for Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic.

Previously, President Trump has blasted the World Health Organization for not reporting that the coronavirus could spread from human-to-human back in January when it had the evidence.

"Not only American wealth, but the global economy's devastation as a result of this virus". It has infected more than 1 million Americans and has thrown the US economy into a deep recession.

China's required purchases include not only USA agricultural exports but American energy products, transportation equipment and other goods.

US officials say they expect China to follow through on its commitments.

Some progress has been made.

China has slammed U.S. and its other countries for demanding an investigation. The road map was supposed to be published within 30 business days of the agreement's effective date in mid-February.

The senior USA trade official said Washington is reviewing the intellectual-property plan and will stay in touch on intellectual-property measures as China rolls them out. "Instead, they were pushed aside, covered up, taken out of the news". Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Finance Committee, in a call with reporters on Tuesday.

Another outspoken critic of Beijing - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro - has made public claims that the antibody testing kits sent to the U.S. from China were defective and gave incorrect readings.

Even so, she said, that "based on my experience negotiating with them that China will comply where it is physically possible to do so".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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