China says Australia call for COVID-19 probe is political maneuvering

Published: April 23, 2020
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE)

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE)

BEIJING, CHINA: China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Australia’s call for an independent probe into the coronavirus epidemic was political manoeuvring and said the country should end its ideological bias.

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang also told reporters during a briefing that China has no wildlife wet markets, responding to a question about US Secretary of State Pompeo’s comments calling for China to close all wildlife wet markets in the country.

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