Why Beijing Will Never Cooperate With a COVID-19 Investigation

Source: Foreign Policy
by James Palmer

“Biden administration officials have repeatedly said it is in China’s best interest to cooperate with an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. That would certainly be true in an ideal world, where nations worked together in a spirit of pure-hearted scientific inquiry. But Chinese officials, from ground-level regulators to top leadership, have plenty to conceal in Wuhan — even if COVID-19 had nothing to do with a laboratory, as remains very likely. It’s not just that Beijing denies the coronavirus came from a lab leak. It denies that the coronavirus originated in China at all.” (06/09/21)