A CHINESE ministry official has said that the USA “does not care about facts and truth" after Biden renews the investigation into the origin of coronavirus.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian has said that American politics is behind the new probe at a daily briefing.
The Biden administration “does not care about facts and truth, nor is it interested in serious scientific origin tracing," he said at a daily briefing.
It comes as Biden told US intelligence officials to redouble their efforts to investigate the origins of the pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
They will be investigating whether the virus jumped from an animal host to humans or whether it was accidentally released from a lab in Wuhan, China.
The Biden administration now joins worldwide pressure on China to be more open about the outbreak amidst increasing scrutiny into the lab theory.
Biden said the US Intelligence Community has "coalesced around two likely scenarios" but has not reached a definitive conclusion.
He revealed that two of the 18 intelligence agencies believe in the animal link but that another "leans more toward" the lab theory.
The president said that each of these agencies has "low or moderate confidence" in their stance.
Biden added that "the majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other."
The Biden administration has spent months minimalising the possibility that the virus originated in a lab but is now calling on China to be transparent about the outbreak.
It is said the president hopes to head off Republican complaints the president has not been tough enough to press China on alleged obstruction.
Early this week, former president Donald Trump said he was certain that the killer bug originated from a lab in Wuhan, China, after a bombshell report claimed three scientists there fell ill at the beginning of the outbreak in November 2019.
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