China says it cooperates with WHO with open, transparent attitude

China is cooperating with the World Health Organization and other nations closely with an open and transparent attitude, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, adding that WHO experts have highly praised China’s efforts.

The remarks came in response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s claim China didn’t show “transparency” in arranging the WHO experts’ visit to Wuhan.

Wang underscored the WHO experts’ visit to Wuhan is part of a global study of COVID-19, noting the WHO and Chinese experts are working together to trace the origin of the virus. He said, “However, this is a complicated task involving many other countries.”

COVID-19 infections were reported in many other regions even before China’s outbreak. Wang pointed out studies have shown that COVID-19 antibodies were found in the U.S. as early as in December 2019, way before the first COVID-19 case was officially registered in the U.S. on January 21, 2020.

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