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Australia Urges G-20 to Scrutinize Wildlife Wet Markets

  • Call may be perceived as criticism of Beijing’s virus response
  • China ramping up attacks on lawmakers calling for transparency
Workers unload fish at the Wuhan Baishazhou Market in Hubei province.
Workers unload fish at the Wuhan Baishazhou Market in Hubei province.Photographer: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images
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Australia used a virtual meeting of G-20 agriculture ministers to call for scrutiny of wildlife wet markets, calling them a risk to biosecurity and human health -- a move that may exacerbate tensions with China.