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: AFPThe 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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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: AFPThe 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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