Opinion | China’s Beef With Australia

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo isn’t the one Western official who will get on Beijing’s nerves. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has riled China by calling for a world inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus. Beijing has responded by suspending beef imports from 4 giant Australian slaughterhouses and threatening steep tariffs on barley.

Mr. Morrison rightly says that an impartial inquiry into Covid-19 is “totally smart and affordable.” Australia’s plan has been to push for the inquiry on the annual Might 18-19…

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