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Coronavirus: US diplomats cautiously praised China’s transparency in early days

In January last year, as the first cases of Covid-19 were detected in Wuhan, US diplomats based in China offered guarded praise for Beijing’s level of transparency compared to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2002, which officials “publicly denied”.But even as they made these comments in diplomatic cables and health briefings sent to Washington from China in the early days of the outbreak, they also expressed frustration over the lack of sharing of scientific data and…

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