May 14, 2021

Marise Payne and Antony Blinken call for ‘real transparency’ from China on Covid origins

Journalist: Adam Creighton

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and US secretary of state Antony Blinken have called for greater transparency from China over the origins of SARSCov2, amid growing interest in the idea the virus leaked accidentally from the Wuhan Virology Lab.

In Washington DC for a series of meetings with US political leaders, Ms. Payne said Australia hadn’t changed its view, expressed in April 2020, that “that there should be an independent international objective review into covid19 origins and impact”.

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    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...