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China denounces “false and hypocritical” comments after Trump criticism

China on Thursday denounced “false” statements by the United States, in the wake of criticism from President Donald Trump, who repeated that Beijing should have stopped the epidemic of coronavirus.

Assuring Wednesday that the pandemic, which appeared in China at the end of last year, was “worse” than the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the attacks of September 11, 2001, the American president renewed his attacks to the address of China, saying “it should never have happened”.

In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that “many countries, experts and scholars have all made positive comments about China's prevention and control of the virus” . “Only the United States produces discordant, deceptive and hypocritical sounds,” she added.

“The enemy facing the United States is called the new coronavirus,” said the spokeswoman, calling on the Americans to “fight alongside China as comrades rather than enemies”. “It is a shame to see that some people in the United States blame others instead of taking responsibility,” she said.

More than 73,000 dead in the United States

China has managed to limit the spread of Covid-19 disease to less than 83,000 infections, including 4,633 fatal, according to official figures. The United States, on the other hand, is the most affected country in the world, with more than 73,000 deaths.

“It was the worst attack our country has ever faced. It is worse than Pearl Harbor,” said Donald Trump on Wednesday, referring to Japan's surprise attack on the US military base in Hawaii in 1941, that pushed the United States into World War II.

“It is worse than the World Trade Center,” he added, referring to the September 11, 2001 attacks that left nearly 3,000 dead. “It could have been stopped at the source. It could have been stopped in China, “he said.

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