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WHO denies Xi Jinping pressures Tan Desai on China’s hope that the media will not spread false information

Recently, the world is clamoring for the new crown epidemic, and the German “Der Spiegel” weekly said that President Xi Jinping pressed the World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai to delay the announcement of the report of the new crown pneumonia. The WHO has issued a statement denying the relevant reports, and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that it hopes that the relevant media will abide by the professional ethics of journalism and not disseminate false information.

■ The WHO issued a statement saying that Xi Jinping and Tan Desai (pictured) did not talk on January 21.  Xinhua News Agency
■ The WHO issued a statement that Xi Jinping and Tan Desai (pictured) did not talk on January 21. 
Xinhua News Agency

  The epidemic of New Coronary Pneumonia has spread all over the world, and all parts of the world are facing great economic losses. Following the Trump Administration ’s earlier claim that data was criticized by the US intelligence service for criticizing China ’s delay in notification, the German “Der Spiegel” weekly quoted the German Federal Intelligence Service as saying that on January 21 this year (that is, China confirmed the new crown (The day after the virus can be transmitted from person to person), Xi Jinping and Tan Desai had a phone call, and it also said that Xi Jinping asked the WHO to postpone the announcement of the virus-to-human transmission and the epidemic. The German side estimated that the world lost four to six weeks of anti-epidemic time.

  The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that the two had never talked on the phone. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian pointed out: “Chinese leaders did not talk to the Director-General of WHO at all on January 21.” He also hoped that the relevant media should abide by the professional ethics of journalism and not disseminate false information.

  The WHO also issued a statement earlier that said the report was not consistent with the facts. The statement stated that on January 21, Xi Jinping and Tan Desai had no conversation, and also pointed out that the two had never been on the phone. The statement believes that false reports will only hit the WHO and the global efforts to end the epidemic.

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