Sumary of China brands coronavirus lab escape theory as ‘absurd,’ Blinken urges transparency:
- Yang, the head of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of China ruling Communist Party, also told Blinken that Washington should handle Taiwan-related issues “carefully and appropriately,”.
- The world two largest economies are deeply at odds over issues ranging from trade and technology to human rights and the coronavirus..
- Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at the German Marshall Fund of the United States think tank, said that although the agenda included potential areas of cooperation, the conversation appeared dominated by contentious issues..
- A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a US government national laboratory concluded the hypothesis of a viral leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan was plausible and deserved further investigation, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday…