At a press conference at the State Department, Pompeo rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s claims that Beijing had acted transparently since the outbreak of the epidemic in China. According to the American, the Chinese leader should have given a press conference and allowed reporters to ask him any questions.
The first US diplomat accused Beijing of still hiding samples of the virus, not giving access to its laboratories and censoring discussions on the subject. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Washington has repeatedly criticized Beijing for initially hiding information about the virus, depriving the world of the ability to respond in a timely manner. The United States is the country with the most victims of COVID-19, as well as the most infected. In the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, there are currently more than 1,551,000 infected and 93,000 victims.