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China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.

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Officials insist laboratory leak ‘extremely unlikely’ and deny response has lacked transparency.Officials insist laboratory leak ‘extremely unlikely’ and deny response has lacked transparency.

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China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.

Coronavirus: China rebuffs WHO's terms for further virus origins study | CTV News

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A senior Chinese health official said Thursday he was shocked by the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a COVID-19 origins study.A senior Chinese health official said Thursday he was shocked by the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a COVID-19 origins study.

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China says WHO plan to audit labs in Covid origins probe 'arrogant'China says WHO plan to audit labs in Covid origins probe 'arrogant'

China says WHO plan to audit labs in Covid origins probe 'arrogant' - RFI

China will not follow the World Health Organization's suggested plan on second phase of coronavirus origin-tracing because it doesn't respect science, Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission (NHC), said at a press briefing Thursday.

China says WHO's plan to focus on lab leak lacks common sense - CGTN

Over 5 million Chinese netizens had signed an open letter as of Wednesday demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) investigate the US' Fort Detrick lab over COVID-19 origins. With the number still increasing, Chinese experts and officials consider it a vivid reflection of the collective will of the Chinese public, signaling the outrage toward some US officials who politicized the epidemic to shift the blame and who owe the world an explanation on US own flaws.

5 million Chinese sign open letter asking WHO to investigate Fort Detrick, a ‘collective will’ that can’t be ignored - Global Times

In July, the WHO offered to carry out a second phase of research in China, including a laboratory and market test in Wuhan. “We will not accept such an origin research plan, because in some respects it does not take into account common sense and is contrary to science,” Zen Jensin, deputy minister of the National Health Commission, told reporters.

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More than half a million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter to the WHO as of Sunday, demanding the organization conduct an investigation into the US Fort Detrick lab, a place whose sudden shutdown is still shrouded in secrecy and has not been subject to any scrutiny from the international community. They believe a thorough probe into the US lab could prevent a future pandemic.More than half a million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter to the WHO as of Sunday, demanding the organization conduct an investigation into the US Fort Detrick lab, a place whose sudden shutdown is still shrouded in secrecy and has not been subject to any scrutiny from the international community. They believe a thorough probe into the US lab could prevent a future pandemic.

Half a million Chinese netizens demand WHO probe into US lab - Chinadaily.com.cn

‘No way’ Beijing can accept origin tracing study proposal which includes possible breach of laboratory protocols.‘No way’ Beijing can accept origin tracing study proposal which includes possible breach of laboratory protocols.

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A Chinese health official says Beijing cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the next phase of a study into the coronavirus' origin.A Chinese health official says Beijing cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the next phase of a study into the coronavirus' origin.

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The "soft" lockdown measures were imposed in Nanjing after 17 workers tested positive for coronavirus at the city airport. Meanwhile, Chinese officials have again dismissed theories that COVID was leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan.The "soft" lockdown measures were imposed in Nanjing after 17 workers tested positive for coronavirus at the city airport. Meanwhile, Chinese officials have again dismissed theories that COVID was leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan.

COVID-19: China shuts down city of 9.3 million after 17 cases found - as it rejects WHO call for Wuhan lab investigation | World News | Sky News

Chinese officials are spreading a conspiracy theory about Fort Detrick in Maryland, demanding the U.S. open the post to inspectors seeking the origins of the coronavirus.Chinese officials are spreading a conspiracy theory about Fort Detrick in Maryland, demanding the U.S. open the post to inspectors seeking the origins of the coronavirus.

As the world asks how COVID emerged from Wuhan, China pushes back with conspiracy theory about Army post in Maryland - Baltimore Sun

Beijing has put the brakes on its involvement in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigation into the origins of Covid-19, citing its disapproval of any inquiries into the possibility that the virus came from a lab.Beijing has put the brakes on its involvement in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigation into the origins of Covid-19, citing its disapproval of any inquiries into the possibility that the virus came from a lab.

China refuses to participate in 2nd phase of WHO’s Covid origins probe, says research into lab leak theory goes against ‘science’ — RT World News

China’s National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said it was “impossible for us to accept” the World Health Organisation’s plan to investigate COVID’s origins again.<p>China&rsquo;s National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said it was &ldquo;impossible for us to accept&rdquo; the World Health Organisation&rsquo;s plan to investigate COVID&rsquo;s origins again.</p>

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The WHO said a second stage of the international probe should include audits of Chinese labs, amid increasing pressure from the United States for an investigation.The WHO said a second stage of the international probe should include audits of Chinese labs, amid increasing pressure from the United States for an investigation.

China says WHO plan to audit labs in COVID-19 origins probe 'arrogant' | eNCA

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The World Health Organization on Friday said a second stage of the international probe should include audits of Chinese labs, amid increasing pressure from the United States for an investigation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and ahead of a weekend visit to China by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.The World Health Organization on Friday said a second stage of the international probe should include audits of Chinese labs, amid increasing pressure from the United States for an investigation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and ahead of a weekend visit to China by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

China says WHO plan to audit labs in COVID-19 rigins probe 'arrogant' - World - The Jakarta Post

A top Chinese official on Thursday expressed his dismay at the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of its COVID-19 origins study.A top Chinese official on Thursday expressed his dismay at the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of its COVID-19 origins study.

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Truth is a battlefield. Facts are under assault. Now China has engaged an army of trolls – from high-ranking diplomats to AI ‘bots’ – to sell false claims that Covid-19 is a United States’ plot.Truth is a battlefield. Facts are under assault. Now China has engaged an army of trolls – from high-ranking diplomats to AI ‘bots’ – to sell false claims that Covid-19 is a United States’ plot.

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The WHO said last week a second stage of the probe should include audits of Chinese research centres amid increasing speculation about the lab leak theory and pressure from the US.The WHO said last week a second stage of the probe should include audits of Chinese research centres amid increasing speculation about the lab leak theory and pressure from the US.

Beijing condemns 'disrespectful' WHO plan to audit Chinese labs in Covid origins probe | Daily Mail Online

The World Health Organization’s leader laid out plans for a follow-up investigation into COVID-19’s origins, including the possibility it may have escaped from a Chinese lab, following a widely panned WHO-China joint study that deemed a Wuhan lab leak “extremely unlikely.”The World Health Organization’s leader laid out plans for a follow-up investigation into COVID-19’s origins, including the possibility it may have escaped from a Chinese lab, following a widely panned WHO-China joint study that deemed a Wuhan lab leak “extremely unlikely.”

Second WHO COVID-19 origins investigation will examine lab leak hypothesis

China is ‘shocked’ by the proposal as it contains language that does not respect science. China opposes politicising the study into the origin, national health commission vice minister Zeng Yixin said. | World NewsChina is ‘shocked’ by the proposal as it contains language that does not respect science. China opposes politicising the study into the origin, national health commission vice minister Zeng Yixin said.

‘Angry’ China rejects WHO proposal for second Covid-19 origin study | World News - Hindustan Times

China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was shocked by the plan and specifically, the theory that the virus might have leaked from […]China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice min…

China ‘shocked’ by WHO plan for COVID-19 origins study that says virus may have leaked from Chinese lab | KTLA

China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice min…

China ‘shocked’ by WHO plan for COVID-19 origins study that says virus may have leaked from Chinese lab | KTLA

'We will not accept such a plan as it disregards common sense and defies science''We will not accept such a plan as it disregards common sense and defies science'

China rejects WHO plan for study of Covid-19 origin - News | Khaleej Times

Beijing (CBS NEWS) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was “rather taken aback” by the call for a further look into the pandemic’s […]Beijing (CBS NEWS) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursda…

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But President Joe Biden, top Democrats, and even Dr. Anthony Fauci have long contended that the virus emerged naturally at a wet market in Wuhan, in a bat or a pangolin or some other animal.But President Joe Biden, top Democrats, and even Dr. Anthony Fauci have long contended that the virus emerged naturally at a wet market in Wuhan, in a bat or a pangolin or some other animal.

Top Biden officials finally admit COVID-19 could have emerged from Wuhan lab - Washington Times

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One can argue that China has proven a timely ally of many; first with the timely aid – providing aid to various governments with equipment necessary for containing the virus as well as... One can argue that China has proven a timely ally of many; first with the timely aid – providing aid to various governments with equipment necessary for containing the virus as well as...

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China pushed back against the World Health Organization's call for another probe into the coronavirus's origins that includes examining whether it leaked from a lab, saying there's no evidence for the theory and it defies common sense.China pushed back against the World Health Organization's call for another probe into the coronavirus's origins that includes examining whether it leaked from a lab, saying there's no evidence for the theory and it defies common sense.

China's Most Direct Pushback To Probe On Coronavirus Origin

CHINA has reignited a conspiracy theory that coronavirus is a bioweapon engineered by the US and unleashed an army of "warrior trolls" to peddle the mCHINA has reignited a conspiracy theory that coronavirus is a bioweapon engineered by the US and unleashed an army of “warrior trolls” to peddle the myth. As Beijing continues to try to…

China unleashes army of ‘warrior trolls’ to peddle myth that Covid pandemic was sparked by US bioweapon

BEIJING: China rejected on Thursday (Jul 22) a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the ...BEIJING: China rejected on Thursday (Jul 22) a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the ...

China rejects WHO plan for COVID-19 origin study, says it 'defies science' - CNA

A top Chinese official dismissed theories of a laboratory leak as a "rumor," per AP.A top Chinese official dismissed theories of a laboratory leak as a "rumor," per AP.

China rejects WHO COVID origins plan - Axios

China is blocking the World Health Organization's call for a new investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, which includes looking into whether it leaked from a lab, claiming that there is no proof for the theory and that it violates common sense.  China warned that a WHO plan to inspect Chinese labs as part of a larger investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak demonstrates "disrespect" and "arrogance toward science."China is blocking the World Health Organization's call for a new investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, which includes looking into whether it leaked from a lab, claiming that there is no proof for the theory and that it violates common sense.  China warned that a WHO plan to inspect Chinese labs as part of a larger investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak demonstrates "disrespect" and "arrogance toward science."

COVID-19: Wuhan lab leak study — China opposes virus origins probe, World News | wionews.com

The WHO had called for follow-up research on animal markets in Wuhan and audits of research labs close to where the first cases emerged.The WHO had called for follow-up research on animal markets in Wuhan and audits of research labs close to where the first cases emerged.

China rejects WHO push for more investigation into covid origins in Wuhan - The Washington Post

BEIJING (Sputnik) - China regards the World Health Organization's (WHO) criteria for the second phase of the investigation into origins of the coronavirus as insulting...BEIJING (Sputnik) - China regards the World Health Organization's (WHO) criteria for the second phase of the investigation into origins of the coronavirus as insulting...

China Rejects 'Insulting' WHO Criteria for 2nd Phase of Covid Origins Probe, Will Not Follow Them - Sputnik International

Beijing rejected a second-phase plan by the World Health Organisation to probe the origins of the coronavirus, which calls for a more thorough investigation into a potential lab leak by a Chinese bioBeijing rejected a second-phase plan by the World Health Organisation to probe the origins of the coronavirus, which calls for a more thorough investigation into a potential lab leak by a Chinese bio

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China’s Foreign Ministry bluntly rejected the WHO’s call for China to be more cooperative with investigations into COVID-19’s origins.China’s Foreign Ministry bluntly rejected the WHO’s call for China to be more cooperative with investigations into COVID-19’s origins.

China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe – The Diplomat

China rejected a proposal from the World Health Organization for a new audit of Chinese laboratories.China rejected a proposal from the World Health Organization for a new audit of Chinese laboratories.

China shifts focus to Fort Detrick in rebuff to WHO proposal - UPI.com

Most scientists suspect that the coronavirus originated in bats but the exact route by which it first jumped into people has not yet been determinedMost scientists suspect that the coronavirus originated in bats but the exact route by which it first jumped into people has not yet been determined

Fauci: Natural origins theory of Covid-19 still the most likely | Dhaka Tribune

The CCP mouthpiece Global Times: "WHO chief succumbs to US-led West’s pressure."The CCP mouthpiece Global Times: "WHO chief succumbs to US-led West’s pressure."

China Rejects Proposed WHO Probe Into COVID-19 Origins

The CCP mouthpiece Global Times: "WHO chief succumbs to US-led West’s pressure."The CCP mouthpiece Global Times: "WHO chief succumbs to US-led West’s pressure."

China Rejects Proposed WHO Probe Into COVID-19 Origins

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Chinese push WHO probe of US Ft. Detrick labBEIJING: More than half a million Chinese netizens have signed a joint letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) as of press time on Sunday, demanding the organization conduct...

Chinese push WHO probe of US Ft. Detrick lab | The Manila Times