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China warns US against 'politicising' WHO virus probe

China hopes the US can "respect facts and science, respect the hard work of the WHO international... expert team", Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijan told reporters, and allow them to work "free from political interference".

January 28, 2021 / 02:03 PM IST
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WHO experts probing the origins of the coronavirus must be allowed to work free from "political interference", Beijing said on Thursday, in a rebuke to the White House, as the team's closely watched mission began.

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China hopes the US can "respect facts and science, respect the hard work of the WHO international... expert team", Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijan told reporters, and allow them to work "free from political interference".

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first published: Jan 28, 2021 02:02 pm

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