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China Rebukes Pompeo for 'Wuhan Virus' Comment
Thursday, 26 March 2020 23:41 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

China's Foreign Ministry Thursday strongly condemned comments made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he referred to  COVID-19 as the œWuhan virus and claimed China has been waging a œdisinformation campaign about the epidemic.

Pompeo made the comments to reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of a videoconference with Group of Seven economic powers nations. Pompeo said the nations were united in opposing China's coronavirus œdisinformation.

Speaking a regular news briefing in Beijing Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said Pompeo insists on using the term œWuhan virus to stigmatize China and discredit China's efforts in an attempt to divert attention and shift responsibilities. Shuang said Pompeo œhas a very sinister motive.

Pompeo and other members of the administration, including U.S. President Donald Trump himself have frequently referred to the new coronavirus as the œWuhan or œChina virus. The World Health Organization and other international bodies have officially named the virus œCoronavirus disease / COVID-19. 

The use of the term became an issue during the G7 teleconference Wednesday when the U.S. insisted on using the term œWuhan virus in the joint statement to be issued following the meeting. Other member nations objected to the use of the term, which resulted in separate statements being issued.

Source : VOA

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