China has not hushed up the outbreak of the novel corona virus, and therefore the United States should not try to bully the People's Republic in a manner reminiscent of the European colonial wars of the 19th century, the Chinese ambassador to London said on Thursday.
"I hear quite a bit of this speculation, this disinformation that China is hiding something, that China is hiding something – that's not true," said Liu Xiaoming.
"The Chinese government was transparent and exchanged data very quickly." "Another country – their local courts have sued China – that's absurd," he said.
"Some politicians, some people want to play to be the world's policeman – this is not the era of gunboat diplomacy, this is not the era when China was a semi-colonial, semi-feudal society."
"These people still live in old times – they think they can harass China, they can harass the world," said Liu.
"China is not an enemy of the United States – if you see China as an enemy, you have chosen the wrong destination."
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