“China is opposed to the creation and spreading of disinformation by anyone or any organization. China is a victim of disinformation, not an initiator,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang at a regular press briefing on Monday, Reuters reported.
The report by the EU’s foreign policy arm claimed state-backed governments including China and Russia were responsible for spreading disinfomration on the virus.
It was published late last week after a delay and some information regarding China was changed. An EU spokeswoman declined to comment.
China has fiercely defended its handling of the novel coronavirus amid calls from some countries to initiate an independent investigation into the virus and its source.
The foreign ministry’s Geng said there was no conclusive evidence that the virus originated in China, and warned that “political manoeuvring” behind calls for an independent investigation would not be successful.