* Zhao Lijian lent his support to a conspiracy theory on his private Twitter account
* He wrote ‘it might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan’ on March 12
* He defended his post yesterday while giving his first response to the controversy
* Tensions between China and the US have escalated over the origin of COVID-19
A Beijing official who blamed China’s coronavirus outbreak on the US military has broken his silence and defended his accusation.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson from the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, described the allegation as ‘a reaction to some US politicians stigmatising China’, reported state media.
He lent his support to a conspiracy theory and tweeted on March 12: ‘It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.’
He said yesterday that the tweet reflected ‘the indignation of many Chinese people’.
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WNU Editor: He is part of China’s international campaign to shift the blame of this pandemic to the U.S.. My advice to the U.S. is that they double down to point out that this pandemic stated in China, and news was suppressed by China until it became impossible to hide it.