President Xi Jingping and Donald Trump address UN in regards to Covid-19 origins

Chinese President Xi Jingping addressed the United Nations today whilst warning about the dangers associated with a ‘clash of civilisations’ as China receives accusations in relation to the origins of Covid-19.

In regards to the virus, Jinping stated, “Facing the virus we should enhance solidarity and get this through together” and that the world must “oppose politicisation and stigmatisation”.

US President Donald Trump has called for China to be held accountable for the Covid-19 pandemic, in regards to overcoming the virus Trump stated, “As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plaque onto the world, ‘China’.”

Trump added how in the early days of the virus, “China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world.”

Tensions have risen between the US and China following a number of issues including the origins of the virus, trade and tech dominance, security and disputed seas.