The German interior ministry says Chinese diplomats approached German government officials to encourage them to speak out in favour of Beijing’s response to the pandemic. Photo: AFP
The German interior ministry says Chinese diplomats approached German government officials to encourage them to speak out in favour of Beijing’s response to the pandemic. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Germany ‘rejected China’s bid for positive spin’ on pandemic response

  • German officials say requests by Chinese counterparts to have disease management shown in favourable light were not granted
  • Berlin needs stronger response to Beijing’s attempts to influence public debate, analyst says

The German interior ministry says Chinese diplomats approached German government officials to encourage them to speak out in favour of Beijing’s response to the pandemic. Photo: AFP
The German interior ministry says Chinese diplomats approached German government officials to encourage them to speak out in favour of Beijing’s response to the pandemic. Photo: AFP
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