Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian promoted an online conspiracy theory. Photo: AP

Coronavirus conspiracy theories: US and Chinese politicians rush in where experts fear to tread

  • A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman who promoted online theories about the origins of Covid-19 is the latest high-profile figure to make unverified claims
  • Beijing angered by US politicians who have characterised it as a ‘Chinese virus’ and Senator Tom Cotton’s suggestion it came from a lab in Wuhan
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian promoted an online conspiracy theory. Photo: AP
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