Why Scott Morrison 'has zero chance' of banning wet markets in China

Source: Daily Mail Online - View Original Article
Published: Apr 29, 2020
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97% "The Chinese Embassy hit back, calling Mr Dutton 'pitiful,' 'ignorant' and a parrot of America.""
93% "'This is something the World Health Organisation should do something about.""
92% "China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang hit back, saying: 'At such a critical juncture, it is highly irresponsible to resort to politically motivated suspicion ..."
90% "He has described sovereignty as the 'most important feature of any independent state' and is strongly opposed to foreign involvement in Chinese affairs.""
89% "Only a minority of markets sell live wild animals.""
87% "The Morrison government and the US administration have called for wet markets around the world to be closed permanently to protect public health.""
86% "On Sunday 26 April, Mr Dutton again demanded more 'transparency' from China 'in the way they have dealt with this virus'.""

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97% : The Chinese Embassy hit back, calling Mr Dutton 'pitiful,' 'ignorant' and a parrot of America.
93% : 'This is something the World Health Organisation should do something about.
92% : China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang hit back, saying: 'At such a critical juncture, it is highly irresponsible to resort to politically motivated suspicion and accusation.
90% : He has described sovereignty as the 'most important feature of any independent state' and is strongly opposed to foreign involvement in Chinese affairs.
89% : Only a minority of markets sell live wild animals.
87% : The Morrison government and the US administration have called for wet markets around the world to be closed permanently to protect public health.
87% : The Morrison government and the US administration have called for wet markets around the world to be closed permanently to protect public health.
86% : Markets similar to the farmers' markets in the West, exist across China, including in major cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
86% : Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton also faced the wrath of Beijing when he said China needs to 'answer questions' on the virus origins after unsubstantiated reports from the US that it was grown in a lab in Wuhan and accidentally escaped.
86% : On Sunday 26 April, Mr Dutton again demanded more 'transparency' from China 'in the way they have dealt with this virus'.
83% : President Xi Jinping frequently references sovereignty - a state's right to govern its own territory - when defending China's maritime claims in the East and South China Seas, or its internment of Muslims in 're-education' camps in western China.
81% : A man wearing a mask walks through a wet market in Guangzhou, Guangdong province on 20 April Scientists say the markets, especially those selling wildlife, are 'time bombs' for epidemics because holding lots of species in one place makes it easier for viruses to transfer from one to the other.
81% : The World Health Organisation supported the re-opening as long as wildlife trading was banned, noting that millions of people depend on the markets for food and income.
78% : 'We advise the Australian side to put aside ideological bias and political games, focus on the welfare of the Australian people and global public health security, follow the international community's collective will for cooperation, and contribute to the global cooperation in fighting the virus, instead of doing things to the contrary.'
77% : It comes as the Chinese and Australian governments trade blows over Mr Morrison's push for an inquiry in the origins of coronavirus.
76% : In an interview on 2GB in early April, Mr Morrison called the markets a 'real problem' and called for action.
75% : I mean, all this money that comes out of the UN and the World Health organisation.'
73% : The Chinese-Australian spat over coronavirus inquiry Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly called for a coronavirus investigation and has demanded changes in the 'upper echelons' of the World Health Organisation after it praised China's handling of the outbreak.
72% : 'So the only way something like this can be achieved is through international consensus,' he said.
68% : 'All countries - the US, Australia, as well as China - are concerned to protect and defend sovereignty.
66% : Pictured: Rats on sale at a wet market in Indonesia A woman wearing a face mask as she sells prawns at the Baishazhou Market in Wuhan 'There is zero chance that what we say has any impact,' said Jane Goolley, Professor at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. 'We will only infuriate Chinese government because they so strongly object to foreign interference.
65% : He was also the fist world leader to call for a ban on China's wet markets where the virus jumped from animals to humans in November, calling their re-opening 'unfathomable'.
64% : Treasurer Josh Frydenberg echoed him, telling reporters: 'I mean, it's unbelievable - it's extraordinary that the World Health Organization sees it fit for these wet markets to continue in China.'
62% : 'The approach by the Australian Government is hardly the way to build such a consensus,' he said.
62% : The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was 'seriously concerned and firmly opposed' to an inquiry and slammed foreign minister Marise Payne after she suggested China withheld information regarding the spread of the virus.
61% : The dispute peaked on Sunday when the Chinese Ambassador in Canberra suggested Chinese consumers would boycott Australian goods such as beef and wine.
61% : The parents of the students would think whether this is the best place to send their kids.
61% : Eat Australian beef?"
58% : The markets selling live animals, which are popular across much of Asia, have been in the spotlight since January when Chinese officials said coronavirus mostly likely jumped from animals to humans at the Huanan market in Wuhan.
58% : It's happened too many times.
57% : China'a wildlife farming industry is worth $18billion and supports 6.3million people, many of whom have been left with no income after the ban.
57% : That night, the Chinese Ambassador to Australia warned of a consumer backlash.
55% : But experts have told Daily Mail Australia that getting the markets banned would be extremely difficult because China is opposed to the idea and determined to uphold its sovereignty.
50% : 'WHO's position is that when these markets are allowed to reopen it should only be on the condition that they conform to stringent food safety and hygiene standards,' WHO director Tedros Adhanom said on April 17. 'Governments must rigorously enforce bans on the sale and trade of wildlife for food.'
48% : People crowd to buy meat and fish at Khlong Toei wet market in Thailand.
48% : He told the AFR: 'The tourists may have second thoughts.
46% : Dr Raby said 'piecemeal' comments about the markets from Mr Morrison and his ministers were not going to achieve results.
42% : When they do, the animals are mostly live chickens, ducks and other forms of poultry.
41% : Australia has called for international experts to scrutinise wild animal markets thought to be the source of the coronavirus in China.
41% : I'm totally puzzled by this decision,' he told the Nine Network.
41% : 'I think that's unfathomable, frankly.'
39% : Dr Raby said nations would also need to reach an agreement on a definition of a wet market.
36% : Pictured: A bat in a wet market in Indonesia
36% : In response the global pandemic, China has temporarily banned the selling of all wildlife - but wet markets selling live fish and poultry have re-opened.
36% : 'It is up to the people to decide.
35% : Chinese President Xi Jinping wears a mask in Shangluo City, northwest China's Shannxi Province, on April 20 Experts believe that the virus has been passed onto humans by wild animals, most likely bats, through an intermediate carrier. Chinese media says wet markets are being reopened to alleviate the economic difficulties of shopkeepers.
34% : Maybe the ordinary people will say "why should we drink Australian wine?
32% : For that reason, former Australian ambassador to China Geoff Raby said a ban could be possible but only if all the world's nations agreed.
30% : By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia
27% : The virus is thought to have begun in Wuhan's wet market and there are calls for wet markets to be banned
22% : A report by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV shows live crayfish being sold at Baishazhou market in Wuhan after it re-opened in mid-April Mr Morrison described the WHO's support for re-opening as 'unfathomable'. 'We need to protect the world against potential sources of outbreaks of these types of viruses.
16% : Scott Morrison has 'zero chance' of getting wet markets banned, a leading academic has said.
16% : Scott Morrison has 'zero chance' of getting wet markets banned, a leading academic has said.

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