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Australia has banded with the United Kingdom and Canada in describing China's plan to impose a strict national security law on Hong Kong as deeply concerning and undermining the city's autonomy.
Beijing’s handling of the pandemic has changed long-standing European assumptions about its reliability as a crisis actor and its approach to the European project.
A revised report shows how Beijing reacts swiftly and effectively to tamp down Western criticism of its pandemic response.
Italian newspaper La Verità recently revealed that Vatican City is secretly planning a trip for Pope Francis to visit the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated.
Britain cannot go back to “business as usual” with China after the end of the coronavirus crisis, foreign secretary Dominic Raab has warned.
French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, saying things "happened that we don't know about".
The virus started in China, of course, but narratives of how it went from epidemic to global pandemic often leave out a crucial element: the role of Europe.
Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352. The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.
Prince Charles on Wednesday appeared for the first time since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 — speaking about the “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience.”