China rejects “baseless accusation,” opposes “political virus,” says China’s UN envoy


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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- China resolutely rejects the "baseless accusation" against it and opposes "political virus," said China's permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun on Tuesday following U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of China's handling of COVID-19 at the UN General Assembly. In his pre-recorded message, Trump said: "We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China." Introducing Chinese President Xi Jinping's pre-recorded message to be played, Zhang said, "China resolutely rejects the baseless accusation against China," and opposes "political virus." The world is confronted with the severe challenges of COVID-19....