Did China Really Just Blame the U.S. for the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Amid a global pandemic that began in their country, Chinese government officials have ramped up rhetoric to blame America for the spread of coronavirus in an unusually overt propaganda effort.

Following one Chinese government official’s tweet implying the U.S. military spread the virus, another Chinese official asserted that the U.S. was “immoral and irresponsible” in referring to the city of Wuhan as the origin of the disease.

The first known case of the coronavirus was in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, in late 2019.

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