China accuses U.S. of smear campaign by calling for COVID-19 origin probe

Trade negotiators from China and the U.S. have held their first meeting under the Biden presidency, which coincided with the fallout over President Biden ordering a new intelligence report on the origins of COVID-19. The theory that the virus was leaked from a lab in China's Wuhan has resurfaced, although no new evidence has been presented. China is calling the move a smear campaign.

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