Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua
Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua

Why is China resisting an independent inquiry into how the pandemic started?

  • Beijing continues to attack motives of countries calling for coronavirus investigation, and halts imports from Australian beef firms
  • It has concerns over any potential investigation’s timing and scope as it tries to avoid reputational damage, observers say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua
Medical workers take a coronavirus patient to hospital in Wuhan, the outbreak’s initial epicentre. Photo: Xinhua
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