A team of scientists from the World Health Organization arrive in China. Their month-long trip aims to investigate the origins of the pandemic. That’s as Beijing repeatedly attempts to shift blame — claiming the virus is coming into China from abroad.
Citizens from China’s Hebei province face a new kind of discrimination. It seems to be driven by fear of the virus, amid the country’s surging infection rates. Vegetable prices skyrocket in some regions, while others suffer from drought and water shortages.
Questions rise about President-elect Joe Biden’s China policy. Some speculate he’ll seek to replace a number of Trump-era rules.
And the U.S. blacklists a Chinese oil giant. The Commerce Department says it’s bullying other countries in the South China Sea.