Minister Ma Hui of the Chinese Embassy in the UK defended his government's handling of the #COVID-19 outbreak.

MPs have accused China of downplaying the #coronavirus pandemic in its early stages, which hindered the fight against the disease.

“You can’t blame China for inaction from other governments,” he said.

Mr Hui said the cause of the virus is still unknown and insisted Dr Li Wenliang was 'not a whistleblower'.

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