A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters

EU toned down report on Chinese disinformation after Beijing threatened ‘repercussions’, diplomatic sources say

  • Sources tell South China Morning Post that references to Beijing’s efforts to deflect blame for the Covid-19 outbreak were removed due to fears it would withhold medical supplies in revenge
  • Initial version accused China of running ‘global disinformation campaign’ and used ‘covert and overt’ tactics

Topic |   European Union
A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
A diplomatic source said the EU was worried about retaliation from Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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