China's Foreign Ministry has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “making up all sorts of fake news” to smear China and damage the country's international relations.
For some time Pompeo kept making up all sorts of fake news to attack and smear China and try to poison relations between China and other countries,” foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Thursday.
Zhao’s comments come after Pompeo said on Wednesday that “Beijing claimed for months that it reported the outbreak of the virus to the WHO. Now we know that’s not true, too.”
Pompeo also said China's ruling Communist Party "has an enormous credibility problem, They failed to tell the world the truth about this virus, and now hundreds of thousands of peoples all across the world are dead.”
Zhao said that China informed WHO of the latest information about the virus outbreak at the earliest possible opportunity.
He also urged Pompeo to “correct his mistakes," and "stop spreading political viruses before he becomes a laughing stock of the international community.”