April 29, 2020 / 2:20 PM / a month ago

UK should set out China strategy, Foreign Affairs Committee says

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Britain’s foreign affairs parliamentary committee has asked the government to set out its strategy for dealing with China and whether it plans to use international bodies to hold it to account over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cross-party body asked for the strategy, taking into account Beijing’s role in giving early information on the pandemic, its role within medical and industrial supply chains and the reliance of the UK and its partners on the country.

It asked if the government planned to make representations at international gatherings such as the WHO, G7 or G20 to “hold China accountable for its attempts to mislead the international community in order to control the narrative around COVID-19”.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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