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The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday urged the U.S. to respect facts, science and stop making irresponsible remarks, pointing out that China is a victim of the pandemic not the perpetrator as it has been attacked by the virus like many other countries.
Geng Shuang, spokesperson for the ministry, made the remarks at a regular briefing after U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House press briefing that China should face consequences if it was "knowingly responsible" for the coronavirus pandemic.
China has striven to stem the spread of the virus in an open and transparent manner, said Geng, adding that China's anti-epidemic efforts include tremendous sacrifices and important contributions to the global fight against the pandemic.
The international community should work together in the face of major public crises, stressed Geng.