China has lashed out at Peter Navarro, the economic adviser to US President Donald Trump. The reason is Navarro’s allegation that China had deliberately stopped deliveries of essential personal protective equipment.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry dismissed the advisor as a consistent liar without any credibility.
Tensions between China and the United States are mounting as a result of the corona crisis. The US also accuses China of having done too little to stem the outbreak of the virus.
China contradicts Navarro’s accusations, as well as previous similar reports by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Beijing has not yet responded to the allegations made by Trump.
Trump said it is “seriously investigating” how China is responsible for the spread of the coronavirus. He also alluded to possible compensation from China.