China’s ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai said openness and transparency was one of Beijing’s “basic principles”. Photo: Reuters

China’s top diplomats ramp up defence of Beijing amid coronavirus crisis

  • Foreign minister and envoys to United States and United Nations try to shift blame and lash out at ‘overreaction’ of other countries
  • Observers say efforts to fend off criticism of Communist Party and Xi Jinping may do little to help ease public anger and concerns
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China’s ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai said openness and transparency was one of Beijing’s “basic principles”. Photo: Reuters
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