A conspiracy theory linking the US army to the coronavirus now has official Chinese endorsement

Camp Chef

Jane Li Quartz March 13, 2020, 12:28 AM CDT

Something that had been merely suggested before has now been blown wide into the open in China. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Zhao Lijian, tweeted yesterday that “it might be the US army” that brought the coronavirus to China, giving an official boost to a conspiracy theory that had been allowed to circulate on Chinese social media for weeks. The conspiracy posits that 300 athletes from the US military who in October attended the 7th Military World Games in Wuhan, where the epidemic first broke out, were infected with the virus, thereby spreading it in China.

Keep Reading

Camp Chef

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.