Zhao Lijian

Russia Hints that Coronavirus Is U.S. Bioweapon

The secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said in an interview Thursday that American “military biology research” may account for the eruption of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, central China.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin puts on a white laboratory coat at a hospital during a visit to the capital of Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, Sukhumi on August 12, 2009. Putin pledged Russia's military backing for Abkhazia in any new conflict with Georgia, as he visited the rebel Georgian region …

Chinese Foreign Minister Chants ‘China Has No Genocide’

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded to repeated claims that China is committing genocide against its ethnic Uyghur minority by repeatedly chanting “China has no genocide,” a bizarre moment that does not appear in the official transcript of his regular press briefing.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian takes a question at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

China Asserts ‘No Cover-Up’ on Coronavirus Counting

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday there has never been a cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in China, simply some reassessment of accounting procedures. Zhao maintained the Communist Party of China (CCP) does not allow cover-ups so the latest figures will stand.

BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 14: A Chinese security guard wears a protective mask in front of a poster, as she watches commuters in the subway during rush hour in the Beijing Metro on April 14, 2020 in Beijing, China. China lifted its lockdown on Wuhan, the first epicentre of COVID-19 …