Cardboard cut-outs of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing face masks stand outside a gift shop in Moscow on March 23. The US has said China is suppressing information related to Covid-19, while China says the US is stigmatising its efforts. Photo: Reuters
Hannan Hussain
Opinion

Opinion

Hannan Hussain

Why the Trump administration’s case against China’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak does not hold up

  • The US drastically reduced its CDC personnel in Beijing shortly before the outbreak, hampering its disease prevention apparatus, and its officials seem ill-informed
  • China shared the coronavirus genome sequence early on and has extended help to many countries, including US allies
Cardboard cut-outs of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing face masks stand outside a gift shop in Moscow on March 23. The US has said China is suppressing information related to Covid-19, while China says the US is stigmatising its efforts. Photo: Reuters
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