‘Covid-19 knows no borders’: China calls for solidarity not `finger-pointing’

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After weeks of elaborate praise of president Xi’s performance in the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has turned to blame China and halting US contributions to the World Health Organization, accusing it of parroting misinformation from Beijing.

China said Tuesday it is time for solidarity and cooperation, not “finger-pointing” and “politicization,” as the top diplomat in New York officially handed over a donation of medical supplies to hard-hit New York City to help cope with a pandemic coronavirus.

Consul General Huang Ping remembered at a ceremony online Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump’s “anti-epidemic calls for cooperation between our two countries and the world” in their last phone call on March 17.

“As the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States needs to lead the effort to combat the coronavirus,” said Huang. “This is not a time for finger-pointing. It is time for solidarity, cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support. ”

But after weeks of elaborate praise of the performance of President Xi in a pandemic, Trump has turned to China and contributing stop blaming the US for the World Health Organization, accused him of imitating the wrong information from Beijing.

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China’s UN Ambassador Zhang June stressed the importance of multilateralism, saying “we live in one world” and COVID-19 “knows no bounds.”

“We need to support the UN and WHO to take a leading role and coordinate the beat COVID-19, the common enemy of all mankind,” he said. “We must stand firm against the politicization of the pandemic and remove all obstacles that hinder our cooperation. ”

Huang said the American people to help China “without hesitation” when it was in trouble, and consulates and UN missions have donated 25,000 N95 masks, protective clothing 2,000, and 75,000 pairs of medical gloves, which hit New York last weekend.

According to incomplete estimates, Huang said, China has also donated a total of 1,000 ventilators, masks 6.55 million, 310,000 pairs of surgical gloves, goggles 150,000 and 32,000 protective clothing for the United States, mostly to New York.

Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of New York City for international affairs, thanked China for “donations are very generous,” said, “that is what you need health care workers we are and we are truly grateful that you are in this fight with us.” He said the latest donation coming to private health care.

He also referred to the attack on the Chinese-American as a result of COVID-19 originated in China, says New York City “will not tolerate any harassment or discrimination against your community.”

Both the consul-general and UN ambassador expressed hope that the supplies will help New York win the fight against the pandemic.

Zhang said he wanted to stress that living in New York City“we share its joy, we share its pain,” and every evening at 7 pm EDT he and his wife go out on their balcony and join their neighbors in clapping to support the city’s essential workers.

“I sincerely hope that, with the unity of all New Yorkers, we will defeat the pandemic and bring New York back to a dynamic and colorful life,” the UN ambassador said. Both the consul-general and UN ambassador expressed hope that the supplies will help New York win the fight against the pandemic.

Zhang said he wanted to stress that living in New York “we share its joy, we share its pain,” and every evening at 7 pm EDT he and his wife go out on their balcony and join their neighbors in clapping to support the city’s essential workers.

“I sincerely hope that, with the unity of all New Yorkers, we will defeat the pandemic and bring New York back to a dynamic and colorful life,” the UN ambassador said.

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