China opposes international COVID-19 probe that presumes its guilt: vice foreign minister


FILE PHOTO: A worker from the city’s center for disease control and prevention draws blood from a man to conduct a test for antibodies against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Suifenhe, a city bordering Russia in China’s Heilongjiang province, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Huizhong Wu

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China “resolutely opposes” any international inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic that presumes its guilt, said Yue Yucheng, a vice-foreign minister, in comments published on Thursday.

Citing an interview Yue gave to NBC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on its website that Beijing firmly opposes a “politicized” international investigation aimed at stigmatizing China.

Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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