A team of microbiologist investigators from the W.H.O. is currently in Wuhan, where the virus originated, seeking clues as to where the virus first began infecting humans. As the Chinese government has admitted to
destroying all early evidence of the virus in the city, investigators have yet to reveal they have found any substantive information, but have insisted their year-late visit to Wuhan was “still worth” making the time. Ambassador Cui, speaking to CNN on Sunday, pressured the W.H.O. to send similar delegations to the United States.
“[T]here have been a number of media reports about early cases in other places in the world. So there’s a certainly [sic] need for more tracing to be done all over the world in order to really trace down the origin of the virus,” Cui
told the network. “So the human race could be better prepared when we are faced with another virus again. So please do not politicize the whole issue. Please let the scientists do their professional job.”
Asked if China would allow the W.H.O. team full access to relevant sites in Wuhan, Cui replied, “They are already in Wuhan. They have been in Wuhan for quite a few days. My questions [sic] is, will they be allowed to come here [America] to do the same thing?”
Cui did not offer any evidence for suggesting that the W.H.O. team visit the United States or mention the existence of any facts that would lead scientists to believe that the virus originated in America.
In the same interview, Cui insisted, “I think when people make accusations, they have to prove these accusations.”
Faced with another topic – the overwhelming
evidence of extensive, systematic human rights atrocities committed by his government against ethnic minority people in western Xinjiang, China – Cui claimed that all evidence was “misinformation” and that China’s sprawling concentration camps for Muslim minorities were “vocational training centers,” the official explanation of the Communist Party.
Cui’s message urging scientists to treat the United States as a potential coronavirus origin location has become routine from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, which holds daily briefings for friendly journalists. The state-run propaganda outlet
Global Times noted that spokesman Wang Wenbin’s demand for a W.H.O. investigation into America that day was the third such message that week.
“We hope that relevant parties, like what China has done, adopt a positive attitude in tracing the origins and invite W.H.O. experts to conduct origin studies, contributing to their efforts on the global fight against the pandemic,” Wang asserted, referring to the United States.
“The W.H.O. mission’s visit to China this time is part of global science cooperation on origin-tracing. It is a first stop rather than the end,” Wang
Wang once again pressured the W.H.O. to send an investigative team to other countries on Monday.
“More and more facts have shown that the virus and epidemics had been present in multiple places as early as in the second half of 2019,” Wang
said. “A comprehensive analysis of relevant information and systematic visits to relevant sites will help draw a scientific, objective and comprehensive conclusion on the source of the virus.”
Wang ominously added that Chinese “experts” had come to some form of “consensus” with the W.H.O. team, without elaborating.
Global Times supported the message from Beijing last week with an article citing pro-communist “experts” who also insisted that the virus likely did not originate in China, despite all available evidence suggesting so.
“The U.S. has the most diverse virus strains, which make it the most suitable place for conducting study of origins,” one “expert” said. Another
warned the W.H.O., “Wuhan is just a stop for virus origin tracing, and those experts should not expect to find an answer here.”