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Is China facing a global backlash against coronavirus? | Inside Story


Attempts by China’s leaders to divert attention from early coverups of the coronavirus outbreak seem to be backfiring.
Airlifts of medical supplies from China to Europe’s worst hit countries have been quickly forgotten.
And Australia is calling for an international inquiry into COVID-19’s origins.
China’s ambassador responded by threatening boycotts of Australian beef and wine.
Chinese envoys in Germany and France have come under fire for criticising how governments there are dealing with the pandemic.
Can China overcome suspicion of its motives and regain trust?

Presenter: Bernard Smith

Einar Tangen – Political analyst on Chinese affairs and former provincial government adviser
Bonnie Glaser – Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the Chinese Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Andreas Fulda – Senior Fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute

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