Censored Op-Ed Highlights Rocky EU-China Relations Amid Coronavirus

BRUSSELS—The European Union blamed its ambassador to Beijing for allowing a reference to the coronavirus’s origins to be censored in a European editorial in Chinese media, the latest in a string of allegations that Brussels is bowing to Chinese pressure.

The incident highlights how rocky relations between the EU and China have become, at a time when Washington-Beijing relations are at their lowest point in decades. Accusations that Chinese diplomats have spread disinformation about Europe’s handling of the virus come atop…

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