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

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