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Fled from Hong Kong to USA virologist told the "truth" about COVID-19

Fled to the United States virologist from Hong Kong Lee man Yan said in an interview with U.S. television channel Fox News that the Chinese authorities allegedly found out about the coronavirus long before I reported it.

According to Yan, in 2019, she was one of the first scientists in the world engaged in the study of the novel coronavirus. A virologist told me that he had received from his supervisor at reference laboratory of the world health organization (who) Dr. Leo Pune assignment study a sample of cases similar to SARS (atypical pneumonia. – approx. ed.).

Lavrov praised the ways of the United States to involve China in negotiations on arms

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called impolite ways in which the US is trying to involve China in negotiations on strategic stability.

Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. It was noted that the States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control. In turn, earlier this week, the Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong said that China is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level.

China has opposed the tripartite talks on arms control

China opposes trilateral talks on arms control, the US knows it, said at a briefing the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. He noted that the United States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control.

China will retaliate for the imposition of US sanctions over Xinjiang

China will take countermeasures in response to the introduction of sanctions by Washington against the Department of public security of China in Xinjiang, said at a briefing on Friday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Zhao Lijiang.

According to him, "China has decided to impose retaliatory measures against citizens and organizations in the United States for misconduct in relation to issues concerning Xinjiang."

China urged the U.S. to respond to Russia's proposals on extending the start-3

China urges U.S. to respond to the proposals of the Russian Federation on extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), said at a briefing on Friday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Zhao Lijiang.

"We urge the U.S. to respond to Russia's call for the extension of the start-3 Treaty and further reduce their considerable nuclear Arsenal to create the conditions for the participation of other nuclear-weapon States in negotiations on nuclear disarmament", - said the diplomat.

China called the goal of the military exercises in the South China sea

Purpose of the recent exercises of the Chinese Navy in the South China sea is increasing the defense capability of the Chinese armed forces, they are not directed against any particular country, reads the statement of the Ministry of defense of the PRC.

Previously, China has announced plans to hold military exercises in the Paracel Islands in the South China sea from 1 to 5 July. Islands under the control of Beijing, are disputed territory between China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Pentagon expressed concern about the teachings of China. According to authorities, the holding of military exercises in the disputed area of the South China sea "is counterproductive towards efforts to reduce tensions and maintain stability" in the region.

India and China will hold a new round of consultations on border issues

China and India will hold a new round of consultations on border issues, as well as meeting military commanders, said Thursday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

When to hold talks, he said.

China appreciated the position of Australia in Hong Kong

China reserves the right to take appropriate action in connection with the announced Australia's measures in respect of Hong Kong because of the national security act, said Thursday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia suspends extradition agreements with Hong Kong after the entry into force of the law on national security. According to the statement of Morrison, the decision on suspension of the agreement with Hong Kong due to the fact that this law "represents a fundamental change of circumstances". In addition, Australia has provided the opportunity for students, work from Hong Kong who are currently in Australia to stay for another five years and apply for a permit for permanent residence.

Wang: China is still genuinely wants to develop relations with the United States

China's policy toward U.S. have not changed, Beijing still wants to develop Sino-us relations, said Thursday foreign Minister Wang Yi at the forum of analytical centers of China and the United States.

The text of the speech published on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.

In, China announced the most serious challenge to relations with the US

Sino-us relations are facing the most serious challenges since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, said Thursday foreign Minister Wang Yi at the forum of analytical centers of China and the United States.

The text of the speech published on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.

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