Air Force officer, Colonel Dai Xu, wrote on Sina Weibo — a site akin to Twitter — that the H7N9 virus has been released by the US in an attempt to “destabilize” the Asian country, The Sun reported on Wednesday.
At least 9 people have died of the H7N9 bird flu in China, since the new strain was discovered about two weeks ago.
The Chinese official added that SARS outbreak in 2003 was also an American plot, since “at that time, America was fighting in Iraq and feared that China would take advantage of the opportunity to take other actions.”
Describing SARS and H7N9 bird flu as bio-psychological weapons used by the US against China, Xu said, “All of China fell into turmoil and that was exactly what the United States wanted. Now, the United States is using the same old trick. China should have learned its lesson and should calmly deal with the problem.”