Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP

China hits out at US coronavirus research hacking claims as tensions flare

  • Foreign ministry spokesman describes allegations that Chinese were trying to steal vaccine data as ‘smears’
  • Zhao Lijian also urges US to ‘focus on saving lives’ and not deflect blame

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP
Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “leading the world on coronavirus vaccine and treatment research”. Photo: AP
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