China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP
China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP

China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives

  • Beijing is seeking to counter the hypothesis that the virus could have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology
  • Diplomats and state media are calling for US military base Fort Detrick to be investigated in a ‘new kind of tit-for-tat’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP
China’s targeting of Fort Detrick is a “classic authoritarian tactic” straight out of Russia’s disinformation playbook, according to one expert. Photo: AFP
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