Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye said the push for a coronavirus inquiry could inflame anti-Australian sentiment in China. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Australia calls China’s envoy over ‘disappointing’ remarks

  • Trade minister says ‘economic coercion or threats of coercion’ won’t change Canberra’s position on the need for an inquiry into the pandemic
  • Ambassador Cheng Jingye has slammed the move as ‘politically motivated’ and suggested it could have consequences
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye said the push for a coronavirus inquiry could inflame anti-Australian sentiment in China. Photo: Reuters
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