A delivery of face masks and supplies from China arrives at the Paris-Vatry airport on Sunday. Beijing’s “mask diplomacy” has drawn criticism. Photo: AFP
A delivery of face masks and supplies from China arrives at the Paris-Vatry airport on Sunday. Beijing’s “mask diplomacy” has drawn criticism. Photo: AFP

China praises France for ‘independent diplomatic style’ amid coronavirus backlash

  • Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that Beijing appreciates the country’s ‘adherence to multilateralism’
  • China is under mounting criticism over its handling of the virus outbreak, including from the French president

A delivery of face masks and supplies from China arrives at the Paris-Vatry airport on Sunday. Beijing’s “mask diplomacy” has drawn criticism. Photo: AFP
A delivery of face masks and supplies from China arrives at the Paris-Vatry airport on Sunday. Beijing’s “mask diplomacy” has drawn criticism. Photo: AFP
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