Chinese diplomats approached German government officials in an attempt to encourage them to make positive statements on how Beijing is handling the coronavirus pandemic, the German interior ministry said in a letter this month.
Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on March 10, 2020. (AP)
A patient infected with coronavirus is carried on a stretcher by a French rescue team before being transferred by a helicopter of the civil security from Strasbourg University hospital to Pforzheim in Germany on March 24, 2020. (Reuters)