Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that US politicians are determined to move against international consensus, continue to stigmatize China, and discredit China’s efforts to fight the epidemic, in an attempt to divert attention and pass on responsibilities.
In the afternoon of March 26, the official Weibo of the US Embassy in China referred to the new crown pneumonia virus as “Wuhan virus” in two consecutive articles, and on the 25th, US Secretary of State Pompeo held a video conference with the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven At a later press conference, the new crown pneumonia virus was also called “Wuhan virus.”
At a press conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 26, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang responded to the US Secretary of State Pompeo’s name of the new crown pneumonia virus as “Wuhan virus”.
Geng Shuang said that both the World Health Organization and the international community are clearly opposed to linking the virus to specific countries and regions, and against stigma. The WHO and the international community have also highly affirmed China’s anti-epidemic work.
However, this American politician insisted on moving against the international consensus, continued to stigmatize China, and discredited China’s efforts to fight the epidemic, in an attempt to divert attention and pass on responsibilities, with a very sinister intention.
Geng Shuang pointed out that the current epidemic of new crown pneumonia is raging around the world, and the epidemic in the United States is getting worse. If at this time we do not devote our energy to the prevention and control of epidemic situation in our own country and use it to create an atmosphere for international anti-epidemic cooperation, we will repeatedly stir up political disputes and undermine international anti-epidemic cooperation.
What kind of morality can such politicians have?