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Chinese medical team arrives in Pakistan to help fight COVID-19

An 8-member medical expert team organized by the Chinese government arrived here on Saturday to help Pakistan fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 8:29:34

Shanghai to help US Houston fight COVID-19: Chinese diplomat

Chinese Consul General in Houston Cai Wei made a phone call to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday, saying the Chinese city of Shanghai will help Houston combat COVID-19, according to a statement posted Saturday on the consulate's website.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/29 7:40:39

China medical experts team flying to help Pakistan fight virus

A Chinese medical team consisting of doctors and nurses from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left on Saturday to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan: China's Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 16:16:35

Reply to the Open Letter Co-Signed by Publishers of Three US Media Outlets

Publishers of the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times issued a co-signed open letter on 24 March. However, regrettably, it was sent to the wrong recipient. It should have been addressed to the US government.
Source: | 2020/3/28 3:43:58

US stirs up instability by signing 'Taipei Act' despite COVID-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump's signing of the “Taipei Act,” which is only a piece of paper that costs nothing for the US but may fool Taiwan island, into law on Thursday amid a global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic shows that the US is only acting to serve its own interests at the expense of damaging China-US ties to provoke instability in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:33:40

China will help, US needs to act: Xi to Trump

Less than 20 hours after the G20 leaders' online summit ended, US President Donald Trump, who had rarely interacted with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this unusual meeting in addressing the widening pandemic, invited the Chinese top leader to a phone call on Friday morning, proving that the coronavirus spread has become so severe in the US that Washington had to seek Beijing's help despite the war of words provoked by the Trump administration in recent days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 23:08:40

Xi urges G20 cooperation to contain COVID-19, stabilize world economy

The Group of 20 major economies should uphold the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and strengthen unity, coordination and cooperation to resolutely stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and stabilize the world economy with all their strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/27 23:01:08

China temporarily opens Khunjerab Pass in Xinjiang for medical supplies to Pakistan

China temporarily opened the Khunjerab Pass on the China-Pakistan border in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday to help Pakistan receive urgent medical supplies against the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 23:41:32

Full text of Xi's remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday delivered a speech titled "Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak" at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit via video link in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/27 1:17:59

China expands help to Myanmar with 2.45 tons of medical supplies

The Chinese government on Thursday sent 2.45 tons of medical supplies including 5,000 protective outfits, 5,000 N95 medical masks, and 200,000 protective face masks to Myanmar to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:28:40

Xi-Trump call signals truce; growing pressure in US to seek help from China

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump at the invitation of the latter on Friday, less than 20 hours after a G20 online summit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:14:48

Children of a Danish diplomat warned for breaking quarantine rules

Children of a Danish diplomat in China were warned by local community officers for not wearing face masks while walking dogs during quarantine period in its residential community in Beijing recently, sparking discussion online about diplomatic immunity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 16:06:50

Xi says China to continue timely sharing of COVID-19 information

China has been sharing information on COVID-19 in an open, transparent and responsible manner with the World Health Organization and countries including the United States since the onset of the epidemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:18:45

'Flawed' test kits sold to Spain produced by unlicensed company: Chinese embassy

The company that provided COVID-19 test kits to Spain was not licensed to sell the products, the Chinese Embassy to Spain said on its official Twitter account in response to claims that these test kits are “substandard.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 11:41:00

US Embassy's online 'Wuhan virus' comments roil Chinese netizens

The US Embassy in Beijing has intentionally exacerbated the ongoing war of words launched against China and provoked Chinese netizens after it posted two statements on its official Weibo account that referred to COVID-19 as the "Wuhan virus" on Thursday, a move that immediately outraged Chinese netizens nationwide.
Source: | 2020/3/27 7:02:42

US sending destroyer through Taiwan Straits during pandemic a reckless move: experts

Despite eight confirmed COVID-19 cases on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and fast increasing number in the US military across the world, the US on Wednesday reportedly sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:43:40

US blame game threatens G7's legitimacy

One day before Thursday's G20 emergency video summit on COVID-19 pandemic, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stepped up his stigmatization of China at a G7 foreign ministers' meeting, calling on the G7 member states to refer to the virus as the "Wuhan virus."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:33:39

US feared as next epicenter: observers

With weak social distancing policies and insufficient testing coverage, the US may become the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warned, suggesting that millions could be infected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:13:40