The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua
The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua

France summons Chinese ambassador after coronavirus comments spark outrage

  • Online post by unnamed diplomat claimed French nursing home workers were ‘abandoning posts’ and leaving residents to ‘die of hunger and disease’
  • Embassy in Paris has been leading campaign to vaunt Beijing’s success in quelling outbreak while criticising handling of crisis by Western countries

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua
The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast at the Chinese embassy in Paris on April 4 to mourn those who died of Covid-19. Photo: Xinhua
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