The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping warns that Chinese laboratories handling deadly pathogens will face closer scrutiny

  • The Chinese president made the comments at the first-ever Politburo study session dedicated to biosecurity, which he identified as a national security issue
  • China has repeatedly denied that Covid-19 was the result of a laboratory accident and the topic has become yet another flashpoint with the United States

Topic |   China science
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of the controversial lab leak theory. Photo: AFP
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