Chinese ambassador slaps down Australia while calling for focus on light not shadows

Sally Whyte
August 27 2020 - 10:00am
The Chinese Embassy's deputy head of mission, Wang Xining, at the National Press Club. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
The Chinese Embassy's deputy head of mission, Wang Xining, at the National Press Club. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

One of China's most senior diplomats in Australia has refused to say the COVID-19 pandemic started in China, in a speech that sought to place responsibility for tensions between the two nations entirely with Australia.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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