Trump accuses China of unleashing Covid-19; Xi poses as global leader of multilateralism


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“We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world, China,” Trump said in remarks taped on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the U.N. platform to provoke confrontation. China’s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone in his pre-recorded virtual address to the General Assembly, calling for enhanced cooperation over the pandemic and stressing that China had no intention of fighting “either a Cold War or a...