It appears that Beijing will have to give in to the efforts of 116 countries calling for an independent investigation into the origin and initial handling of the pandemic. The impetus came from Australia, which was the first country in the world to call for an independent investigation into the origin of the virus. The European Union supported this request and drafted the resolution for the Assembly.
H/T: PanAm Post
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “Australian Government sources said the language was strong enough to ensure that a proper and thorough investigation took place, although they are still calling this a ‘first step’ towards ensuring transparency.”
We are with them! https://t.co/H7DRHXPJYb— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020
Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the “incompetence of China”, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
Beware of Chinese Pres Xi Jinping's efforts to manipulate an investigation into the coronavirus's origins and spread by:— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) May 20, 2020
1. Delaying it.
2. Forcing sympathetic people to conduct it.
3. Keeping it under the control of an organization that he can influence. https://t.co/fRS3DfSihG
Sky News host Andrew Bolt has revealed US media outlet Bloomberg is reporting Chinese officials “have a list” of other Australian exports they may ban in the future which includes seafood, oatmeal and fruit. https://t.co/SNyGUYlBV4— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) May 20, 2020
I back this guy in 100% pic.twitter.com/Bp4T8H6bWT— Andrew J Phelan (@ajphelo) May 20, 2020
China has branded Australia as looking like a “giant kangaroo that acts as the dog of the US” in the latest exchange of bizarre insults.https://t.co/j1syEC7Iwr— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) May 20, 2020
House Republicans demanded the Democratic-led Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis call @DrTedros and @AmbCuiTiankai to testify in an effort to hold them "accountable" for their response to the outbreak. https://t.co/xZeokRcGEt— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 20, 2020