The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP
The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP

China says US intelligence report into Covid-19 origins will unleash new wave of anti-Asian racism

  • Embassy in Washington denounces ‘unscientific’ report for ‘scapegoating’ China and warns it will prompt violence and discrimination
  • The report compiled by the intelligence service was inconclusive, but could not rule out the possibility the coronavirus leaked from a laboratory

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP
The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, but its origins remain unknown. Photo: STR/AFP
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