CHINA/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Warning that tensions with China have reached ‘unprecedented’ levels, China’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday chastised President Donald Trump’s use of the phrase ‘China virus’ and fiercely disputed accusations that the Chinese government withheld potentially life-saving information about COVID-19 in the earliest days of the pandemic…

‘As soon as we discovered something, we shared it with the international community. This is a fact,’ he insisted. ‘Everything was done very quickly.’

But Trump and some of the nation’s top disease experts have blamed the Chinese government for initially hiding the most significant component of COVID-19: that it’s easily spread among humans.”

-Mike Levine, “China’s ambassador to US slams Trump for COVID-19 blame,” abcnews.go.com, Aug. 5, 2020