Coronavirus: China criticizes US for ‘telling barefaced lies’ in ongoing spat

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. (File photo:AP)

Beijing has accused US politicians of “telling barefaced lies” over the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe, after President Donald Trump threatened to seek damages from China for the outbreak.

“They have only one objective: shirk their responsibility for their own poor epidemic prevention and control measures, and divert public attention,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a press briefing Tuesday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02