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25 March 2020 - China Special Weapons News

  • Pompeo: G7 Nations Deeply Aware of China's 'Disinformation Campaign' on Coronavirus Sputnik 25 Mar 2020 -- The US Secretary of State previously slammed China for providing 'imperfect coronavirus data' and expressed his frustration about the difficulty of obtaining from Beijing the information necessary to develop vaccines.
  • US government's China bashing a cover-up for virus failures Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- The New York-based Daily Beast newspaper reported Saturday that the White House is "launching a communications plan across multiple federal agencies," asking officials to stick closely to talking points which focus on accusing China of "creating a global pandemic."
  • Pandemic Diplomacy: China Leaps Into Global Breach As Coronavirus Sparks Shortages RFE/RL 25 Mar 2020 -- You could call it "pandemic diplomacy." Barely a month from its peak COVID-19 infection rate and price gouging on medical gear at home, China and its proxies are now shipping such equipment abroad by the planeload.
  • Xi said China ready to boost global coordination, confidence against COVID-19 Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China is ready to work with all other parties to step up coordination against COVID-19 and shore up confidence in the international community.
  • Foreign politicians thank China for support amid epidemic People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Leaders of many countries and international organizations have publicly thanked China for its assistance in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
  • Press Freedom in China Could Have Averted Pandemic: Report Radio Free Asia 25 Mar 2020 -- The coronavirus epidemic may never have gone pandemic if journalists had been allowed to do their jobs rather than adhering to ruling Chinese Communist Party propaganda directives, a Paris-based press freedom group said on Wednesday.
  • China committed to helping Sierra Leone prevent COVID-19 People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hu Zhangliang, has pledged his country's commitment to supporting Sierra Leone's efforts to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19). Addressing members of Sierra Leone's Parliamentary Press Gallery in Freetown, the Chinese ambassador described the fight against the virus as a great battle that involves a huge financial cost, one that China is going through at the moment not only to protect its people but to safeguard global health security.
  • Travel ban in Hubei, Wuhan eased to restore normal life Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- After two months of complete isolation of Central China's Hubei Province, especially its capital Wuhan, authorities announced on Tuesday to lift outbound travel restrictions on cities excluding Wuhan beginning Wednesday and to end the lockdown of one of the most virus-stricken cities on April 8, signaling that the domestic battle against the deadly coronavirus will score victory.
  • Diverting capital's flights 'key to deter second outbreak' Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- Diverting international flights bound for Beijing to 12 other airports to guard the capital city against imported COVID-19 cases is a reasonable move and key part of the national virus prevention strategy, which is essential to avoid a second outbreak, experts say.
  • Beijing raises number of 'high-risk' countries and regions to 25 Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- Beijing raised the number of countries and regions considered to be at high risk of imported COVID-19 infection to 25, including the US and Italy and newly listed Australia, Singapore, Japan and China's Hong Kong, as China's capital now takes preventing and controlling the imported cases as a priority.
  • Infection by imported cases spurs tightening Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- The emergence of domestic COVID-19 patients in China who were infected by people returning from overseas has promoted public calls to give all international arrivals mandatory 14-day quarantine terms in designated sites, as the current policy of allowing them to take home quarantine has shown apparent deficiencies.
  • China sends third group of medical experts to Italy Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- A team of 14 medical experts from east China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday morning to aid the European country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • China must not relax epidemic control as flow of people increases: official People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- China should stick to strict measures on epidemic prevention and control as the country resumes work and production and the flow of people increases, a health official warned Wednesday.
  • Beijing reports two imported COVID-19 cases in 12 hours People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Beijing reported two new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Canada and France, respectively, over the past 12 hours by Wednesday noon, according to the municipal health commission.
  • Shanghai reports 19 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Shanghai reported 19 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases in the city to 94, the local health commission said Wednesday.
  • Beijing reports 5 new imported COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Beijing reported five new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from other countries Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday.
  • China's Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Tuesday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province.
  • Chinese mainland reports zero increase in domestic COVID-19 cases People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Chinese health authority Wednesday said that no new domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.
  • China Sends Ships, Planes over Disputed Seas to Show Strength after COVID-19 Outbreak VOA 25 Mar 2020 -- China is asserting itself in disputed waters around Asia this month to look strong after containing the world's first coronavirus outbreak as the rest of the world grapples with the disease now.
  • Pandemic Diplomacy: China Leaps Into Global Breach As Coronavirus Sparks Shortages RFE/RL 25 Mar 2020 -- You could call it "pandemic diplomacy." Barely a month from its peak COVID-19 infection rate and price gouging on medical gear at home, China and its proxies are now shipping such equipment abroad by the planeload.
  • Xi said China ready to boost global coordination, confidence against COVID-19 Global Times 25 Mar 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China is ready to work with all other parties to step up coordination against COVID-19 and shore up confidence in the international community.
  • Foreign politicians thank China for support amid epidemic People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- Leaders of many countries and international organizations have publicly thanked China for its assistance in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
  • China committed to helping Sierra Leone prevent COVID-19 People's Daily 25 Mar 2020 -- The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hu Zhangliang, has pledged his country's commitment to supporting Sierra Leone's efforts to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19). Addressing members of Sierra Leone's Parliamentary Press Gallery in Freetown, the Chinese ambassador described the fight against the virus as a great battle that involves a huge financial cost, one that China is going through at the moment not only to protect its people but to safeguard global health security.
  • Press Freedom in China Could Have Averted Pandemic: Report Radio Free Asia 25 Mar 2020 -- The coronavirus epidemic may never have gone pandemic if journalists had been allowed to do their jobs rather than adhering to ruling Chinese Communist Party propaganda directives, a Paris-based press freedom group said on Wednesday.



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