China lashed out at the United States by saying Enough is Enough
On Thursday, China attacked the United States at a high-level UN meeting for criticizing them regarding coronavirus.
In his speech on Tuesday, Trump demanded action against China for the spread of the “plague” of Covid-19. China initially suppressed the news of the disease when it began last year in Wuhan. The initial advice played down the risks of transmission.
China’s communist leaders have tried to transform the narrative into one of success in stopping the virus.
Two days after President Donald Trump’s speech, the ambassador of China, Zhang Jun strongly criticized the US global role.
A Security Council meeting was held through videoconference which was attended by several heads of state. Jun said, “I must say, enough is enough! You have created enough troubles for the world already.”
“The UN has nearly seven million confirmed cases and over 20,00,000 deaths by now. With the most advanced medical technologies and system in the world, why has the US turned out to have the most confirmed cases and us fatalities?” he asked.
He added, “If someone should be held accountable, it should be a few US politicians themselves.” Zhang used a phrase which is often told by US leaders to China, “The US should understand that a major power should behave like a major power.”
Backed by his Russian counterpart he said, “It’s time to wake up” and said that The United States “is completely isolated.”
The US ambassador, Kelly Craft to the United Nations, voiced anger at the tone if the session which was conducted by Niger’s President, Issoufou Mahamadou.
Craft said, “You know, shame on each one of you. I am astonished and I am disgusted by the content of today’s discussion. I am actually really quite ashamed of this Council— members of the Council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness.”
Trump’s response to the pandemic has started a major political issue as he seeks a new term in November 3 elections