China hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, saying he “doesn’t have any” evidence.
Pompeo said on Sunday there was “enormous evidence” to show that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab.
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing.
“Mr Pompeo repeatedly spoke up but he cannot present any evidence. How can he? Because he doesn’t have any,” she said.
Most scientists believe the new virus jumped from animals to humans, with suspicion around a market in Wuhan that sold wildlife for meat.