Chinese authorities demand right to review scientific articles on coronavirus

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China is halting research into the origins of the coronavirus after authorities requested the right to inspect its scientific articles before they are made public.

According to The Guardian, two websites of prominent Chinese universities have recently published and then deleted pages that discuss a new policy that requires academic articles on Covid-19 to undergo additional checks before being published.

Fudan University and the Chinese University of Geosciences (Wuhan) are reported to have issued notices saying that research into the origins of the coronavirus would be subject to government controls.

China is halting research into the origins of the coronavirus after authorities requested the right to inspect its scientific articles before they are made public. In the photo, two residents of Wuhan

China is halting research into the origins of the coronavirus after authorities requested the right to inspect its scientific articles before they are made public. In the photo, two residents of Wuhan

The director of the SOAS China Institute in London, Professor Steve Tsang, said that the Chinese government was more concerned with “controlling the narrative” surrounding the coronavirus than with public health or economic benefits.

He told the Guardian, “If these documents are authentic, it would suggest that the government really wants to control the story of the origins of Covid-19 very closely.”

The source who found the cached versions of the websites said he was concerned about what appeared to be government cover-up.

Two websites for major Chinese universities have reportedly recently published, and then removed pages that discuss a new policy that requires academic articles on Covid-19 to undergo additional checks before being published.

Two websites for major Chinese universities are said to have recently published, and then removed pages that discuss a new policy that requires academic articles on Covid-19 to be further verified before being published.

They added that researchers publishing other academic articles on different medical subjects did not have to undergo the same review process.

It is not clear whether this is a new government policy in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has put “tracing the origin of the virus” on a list of national priorities because the exact origin of the pandemic is still unclear.

The Chinese Embassy in London was contacted for comment.

Fudan University and the Chinese University of Geosciences (Wuhan) are said to have issued notices saying that research into the origins of the coronavirus would be subject to government controls. In the photo, residents of Wuhan

Fudan University and the Chinese University of Geosciences (Wuhan) are reported to have issued notices saying that research into the origins of the coronavirus would be subject to government controls. In the photo, residents of Wuhan

A widely held theory about the origins of the disease is that it started from a “wet market” of seafood in Wuhan after a human came into contact with an infected animal.

Scientists believe that Covid-19 originated from bats and was transmitted to another animal before the first human was infected.

China has come under criticism for failing to close wet markets after previous coronavirus outbreaks such as Sars in 2002.

The director of the SOAS China Institute in London, Professor Steve Tsang, said that the Chinese government was more concerned with

The director of the SOAS China Institute in London, Professor Steve Tsang, said that the Chinese government was more concerned with “controlling the narrative” surrounding the coronavirus than with public health or economic benefits. In the photo, residents of Wuhan

Monash University Senior Researcher in Chinese Studies Kevin Carrico said that although he is unaware of these recent specific changes, the allegations are consistent with efforts by the Chinese government to control the narrative of the story. ‘epidemic.

Carrico said efforts were made clear in government communications throughout the epidemic.

He said, “There is a will to some extent to deny the realities that face us … that this is a massive pandemic that started in a place that the Chinese government should really have cleaned up after Sars. “

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