CNR: The US previously said it had evidence that the novel coronavirus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The US Department of State recently published a cable regarding US officials' visit to the WIV in 2018, which again draws attention from the international community. I wonder what is your comment on that?
Wang Wenbin: I noticed relevant reports. Regarding the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Mr. Yuan Zhiming, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan Branch and director of China's National Biosafety Laboratory, gave a thorough response during his recent interviews. He stressed that the lab has high-standard biosafety facilities and a strict management system, and all researchers are allowed entry into the lab only when they have qualifications and get approved after systemic training on theories and operations.
Several US politicians have breached the bottom line of morality by spreading all sorts of rumors and even claiming there was "enormous evidence" to support its so-called "truth". The reports reveal to the world once again there's barely anything convincing in its "evidence" or "truth". Even leading experts in the US said they didn't see evidence to support the idea that the virus was released deliberately or inadvertently. Speaking of the truth, we hope the US government can respond to the call of the American people and the international community by telling the truth about the Fort Detrick lab.