China said Tuesday it was “strongly indignant” after a tweet from US President Donald Trump referred to the new coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”.
Saying that Beijing was ‘indignant’ over the matter, its foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the reporters at a press briefing that linking the virus to China is “a kind of stigmatization”.
“We feel strongly indignant and are firmly opposed to it,” he added.
In a tweet late Monday, Trump referred to the deadly virus as the Chinese virus.
“The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!”