In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, unscrupulous politicians in the U.S. continue to add a "political virus" to the scale, tilting the balance with lies and fallacies.
Acting on his order of May 26 that it do so within 90 days, the intelligence community of the United States is expected to deliver a report to President Joe Biden identifying China as the origin of the novel coronavirus.
Let science, not politics, speak on coronavirus origin
The United States' relentless push to make China the sole focus of COVID-19 international origin-tracing has become an integral part of Washington's evolving strategy to contain China's growth and influence, observers said.
Of course, the U.S. government can hear what they want to hear. But the truth will finally speak itself.
Amid global efforts in tracing the COVID-19 origins, the connection between the coronavirus and an outbreak of e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases in the U.S. in August, 2019 has raised many concerns.
It is vital for Washington and Beijing to engage each other to avoid conflict, as splitting allegiances would be "very hard" for countries that wish to preserve ties with both powers, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday.
CGTN think tank has released a global online opinion poll titled "Is virus tracing for COVID-19 politicized?", which was released on five global social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, VK, Weibo).
It came as a shock, the bombshell, that the World Health Organization (WHO) plans a second investigation into COVID-19's origins focusing on the Wuhan laboratory conspiracy theory.
The tracing of COVID-19 origins is supposed to be a task for scientists. Yet Western media have never stopped hyping speculations and smears against China.
As of July 23, approximately 10 million Internet users in China have endorsed the open letter calling the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the Fort Detrick biolab. The mystery of Fort Detrick remains unexplained and has been shrouded by suspicions for quite some time.
China has every right to be suspicious of the undue focus the West placed on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a U.S. journalist has said, noting that biased investigations into and politization of COVID-19 origins would only lead to more questions than answers.
Amid a surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, some U.S. politicians have continued to wantonly preach the so-called second phase study into the origin of the coronavirus in China rather than focusing on fighting the virus and saving lives in their own country.
The U.S. administration under Joe Biden has been proclaiming "America is back". But judging by what it is saying and doing, it is simply back to doing what has now become its new normal.
China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for a second phase of a study into the origin of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as the plan's inclusion of probing the "laboratory leak" theory－a definitively dismissed possibility－disregards common sense and science, senior officials said on Thursday.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has never engineered or leaked the novel coronavirus and no staff members have ever contracted the virus, a researcher from the institute said on Thursday.
Searching for the origin of viruses, including the novel coronavirus, is an extremely difficult and complicated undertaking prone to uncertainties, but one thing that's certain is that the quest should be underpinned by scientific evidence, not politically motivated speculation, experts said.
The overwhelming calls for justice made by more and more countries over COVID-19 origin-tracing work are in sharp contrast to the practice of certain countries that seek political manipulation, reject science and distort facts, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday.
Some British politicians always shut their eyes to their own problems and point an accusing finger at other countries over so-called "human rights" issues.
China hopes that the World Health Organization (WHO) will adhere to the spirit of science, professionalism and objectivity, and work with the international community to maintain the scientific and serious nature of COVID-19 origin tracing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday.
Bloomberg recently ranked the United States top among countries with the best response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while some East Asian countries, which have achieved remarkable results in the fight against the outbreak, were ranked much lower.
As of July 16, about 34 million COVID-19 cases had been confirmed and more than 600,000 deaths reported in the United States, with the new cases increasing by roughly 70% from the seven-day average since July 10.
Washington's new round of measures targeting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, including sanctioning officials and issuing a new risk-warning to multinational companies, surprised few because it has been intensifying efforts to galvanize an alliance to advance its geopolitical strategy against China, which it considers a threat to U.S. interests.
At an ongoing trade fair in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, Uruguayan wine merchant Eduardo Rivero treated his guests to some nice wine produced at his chateau in Uruguay.
A worker packs spindles at a textile plant in Shihezi city, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 7, 2021.In late April, the CCA launched an initiative to promote the sustainable development of China's cotton, after signing deals with leading domestic cotton producers, some of them in Xinjiang.
On June 30, one year after the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region came into effect, several Western media outlets reviewed the transformations it brought about by it, citing "political pressure" most frequently.
One year after the national security law came into effect, Hong Kong is enjoying security and prosperity again. The Hong Kong SAR government has honored its duty of ensuring security and prosperity to its people, and the national security law plays an essential, irreplaceable role in that process.
For many coronavirus-stricken countries, G7's promise of over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses looks like a drop in the ocean.
The wiretapping scandal disclosed the real face of a country that routinely cracks down on others on the pretext of "cybersecurity."