China accused the United States of allegedly working on biological weapons based on the experience of the Japanese Nazis from Unit 731 during World War II, Zvezda reports, citing a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying.
According to her, Beijing is demanding an explanation from Washington about the outbreak of an unknown virus in Virginia, which occurred shortly before the global pandemic.
The statement came after former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on the eve of the alleged presence of data on a virus leak from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, indirectly pointing to signs of artificial origin of COVID-19.
For its part, China is confident that biological weapons are being studied at the Fort Detrick military laboratory, since, according to Chunying, a fatal disease affecting the lungs was recorded mainly in the vicinity of this laboratory.
There, according to the assurance of official Beijing, after the Second World War, scientists were taken from the Japanese Nazi “Detachment 731”, which conducted research on biological weapons on living people.
Earlier, the administration of American leader Joe Biden circulated a release stating that the US intelligence community “did not come to a final conclusion” about the laboratory origin of the coronavirus that caused the global pandemic.
Biden asked intelligence to intensify the work of collecting and analyzing information that helps to understand this issue, and within 90 days to inform him of the results.
Later, the head of the White House said that he would release a report on the laboratory origin of the coronavirus if, within a specified period, intelligence did not find details that he did not yet know.
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In January 2021, a group of scientists from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan for an inspection and visited, among other things, a local virology laboratory. In the final report, experts excluded the version of the artificial origin of SARS-CoV-2. According to the World Health Organization, more than 170 million cases of coronavirus have been detected worldwide during the entire period of the pandemic, almost 3.7 million people have died.