Query Into The Origins Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: The Chinese Government’s Response


  • Mahadevan Krishnan, PhD
  • Hamoon Khelghat-Doost, PhD


This commentary recalls the response of the Chinese government to governments which sought answers into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic while taking an insight of the actions undertaken by China during the early months of the pandemic and finally, reviews China’s response towards minimizing the impact on the global community. Sources include journals, online news and reports published between March to June 2020, interpreting the Chinese government’s narratives during the initial phase of the pandemic. To summarize, the Chinese government had taken an intractable stance to requests from nations which had called for transparency and cooperation pertaining to the pandemic but continuing its expansionist endeavours when the world was combatting the pandemic.