US President Donald Trump has continued to refer to Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus”, sparking Beijing’s ire. Photo: AFP

Defying Beijing, Donald Trump doubles down on use of ‘Chinese virus’ label for Covid-19

  • ‘China tried to say at one point … that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen … not as long as I am president,’ Trump said
  • The US president’s comments came as US-China ties sour, with both sides trading barbs over who was responsible for the pandemic
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US President Donald Trump has continued to refer to Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus”, sparking Beijing’s ire. Photo: AFP
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