Beijing says US not in position to criticize China's Covid efforts

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Published: 2022-12-01 13:03

Last Updated: 2023-02-03 04:52


Beijing says US not in position to criticize China's Covid efforts
Beijing says US not in position to criticize China's Covid efforts

The spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry Zhao Lijian said the US has no right to criticize China's Covid policy, AFP reported Thursday.

"The US has a lot of domestic problems. It has adopted a policy of laxness regarding Covid-19. The US leads the world in both COVID-19 infections and deaths. The US is in no position to criticize China's epidemic prevention and control efforts."

This came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that China's "repressive" crackdown on protests over Covid lockdowns showed "weakness" by the communist leadership.