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Top U.S. diplomat in China blasts Beijing over Ukraine 'lies'

Nicholas Burns calls claims of American bioweapons labs 'Russian propaganda'

U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns speaks at the World Peace Forum, hosted by Tsinghua University, in Beijing on July 4.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- The top American diplomat in China accused Beijing on Monday of parroting "Russian propaganda" and "telling lies" about supposed American biological weapons labs in war-torn Ukraine.

U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns made the remarks as his British and French counterparts piled on Russia's top envoy to China over the conflict during the World Peace Forum, hosted by Beijing's Tsinghua University.

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