China demands proof from U.S. senator for COVID-19 accusation

China demands proof from U.S. senator for COVID-19 accusation

ReutersJune 8, 20201,163 Comments

  • FILE PHOTO: Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks to news reporters after departing from the Senate Floor, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Washington
  • Senate Health Committee holds hearing on coronavirus outbreak on Capitol Hill in Washington

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China demands proof from U.S. senator for COVID-19 accusation

FILE PHOTO: Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks to news reporters after departing from the Senate Floor, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Washington

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday challenged U.S. Senator Rick Scott to show evidence supporting his accusation that Beijing is trying to slow down or sabotage the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by Western countries.

“Since this lawmaker said he has evidence that China is trying to sabotage western countries in their vaccine development, then please let him present the evidence. There’s no need to be shy,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily briefing in response to the Republican senator’s comments to BBC TV.

Scott declined to give details of the evidence when asked during the interview on Sunday but said it had come through the intelligenc

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