Wang Xining, deputy head of mission of the Chinese embassy in Australia, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra. Photo: EPA
Wang Xining, deputy head of mission of the Chinese embassy in Australia, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra. Photo: EPA

‘Australia is Brutus, China is Caesar’: envoy likens coronavirus inquiry call to Shakespearean betrayal

  • Wang Xining, China’s No 2 diplomat in Australia, accused Canberra of singling Beijing out in its call for an inquiry into the origins of Covid-19
  • He dismissed concerns of Chinese interference, saying ‘I don’t see any reason for whining about your constitutional fragility and intellectual vulnerability’

Wang Xining, deputy head of mission of the Chinese embassy in Australia, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra. Photo: EPA
Wang Xining, deputy head of mission of the Chinese embassy in Australia, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra. Photo: EPA
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