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Will hold China ‘accountable’ for what it did to US with COVID-19: Pence
The Trump administration wants to improve its relationship with China but it is going to hold Beijing “accountable” for what it did to America with the deadly coronavirus, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.
Pence, during the only vice presidential debate with his Democratic Party challenger Kamala Harris ahead of the November 3 presidential election, asserted that China is to blame for the coronavirus.
“We want to improve the relationship but we’re gonna level the playing field and we’re gonna hold China accountable for what they did to America with the coronavirus,” Pence said during the debate held at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.
“President Trump is not happy about it. He’s made that very clear. Made it clear again today. And China and the World Health Organisation did not play straight with the American people. They did not let our personnel into China to get information on the coronavirus until the middle of February,” the Republican vice president said.