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Top Chinese official disowns U.S. military
lab coronavirus conspiracy

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Posted By: earlybird, 3/23/2020 11:23:05 AM

In a rare interview, China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told "Axios on HBO" that he stands by his belief that it's "crazy" to spread rumors about the coronavirus originating from a military laboratory in the United States. Why it matters: Cui called this exact conspiracy theory "crazy" more than a month ago on CBS' "Face the Nation." But that was before the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, began publicly promoting the conspiracy. The fact that Cui distanced himself from his colleague's statements sends an important signal from the top Chinese government official in the U.S.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/23/2020 11:29:42 AM (No. 355139)
The virus being touted as having begun in a wet market is too forceful. They are downplaying anything about it having genesis in a bio lab. Therefore, I give less credibility to the wet market theory. Until more it known (like we will EVER know), I am resting with my gut feeling that a laboratory accident let loose the viral menace.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthFetish 3/23/2020 11:33:32 AM (No. 355146)
Obama would have already been apologizing for the U.S. having created the virus.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 12:20:07 PM (No. 355224)
Finally. They tried, and once they realized it was failing, abandoned it. What will be their next lie?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/23/2020 2:31:44 PM (No. 355368)
Break up China!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm 3/23/2020 2:52:48 PM (No. 355391)
Trying to walk back reprehensible Chinese comments and behaviors will not be successful. We are at war with the ChiComs and we have armed them with our own support of their economy. I remember the days of 'Buy American' and when we thought of Japanese goods as intrinsically inferior. While few of us still believe the latter, I for one will avoid Chinese-made goods from here on.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ScottC 3/23/2020 3:04:10 PM (No. 355401)
China is currently involved the worldwide propaganda war and they realized this is a losing strategy so they disowned it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 3/23/2020 3:29:09 PM (No. 355419)
it's also crazy to try and deny that this virus came from China.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 4:33:00 PM (No. 355476)
This is the ugly truth that they can't live down. China's medieval lifestyle and dangerous animal raising practices is THE source of these influenza attacks which sweep the globe from time to time, including the 1918 "Spainish" flu, which also originated in China, not Spain.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono 3/23/2020 8:58:33 PM (No. 355757)
Sounds like Cui may have just volunteered his organs for imminent donation. I hope not.
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