Chinese Communist Party media warned that the US could meet its “Waterloo” as it seeks to learn whether the coronavirus escaped from a Chinese lab — omitting any mention of Beijing’s concealment of information about the pandemic in its early months and stonewalling investigations of the virus’ origins.
“Washington is too arrogant to realize that its vicious accusations against China have become a political gamble for itself. It has staked too many bargaining chips on credit from international morality. It actually has no way to back down from this dangerous status,” the Global Times wrote in an op-ed on Sunday.
“The US could meet its Waterloo in this battle: It might lose its credibility by abusing its soft power,” it concluded.
Researchers seen working in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province.Chinatopix via AP, File
The piece was written after President Biden announced last week that he directed US intelligence agencies