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Philippines to seek China's assistance in battling COVID-19: official

The Philippines is willing to cooperate with China on curbing the coronavirus spread in the country, a senior official at the Philippine Department of Health told Global Times on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country is now in a state of calamity to contain the spread of the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 19:58:40

China to play bigger role in Africa's virus fight

The COVID-19 pandemic situation in Africa continued to worsen, as 30 countries on the continent have reported more than 400 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, according to the latest report of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Arica CDC). Chinese observers warned that while the continent has a much improved yet still relatively poor public health system, it is on the verge of a large-scale outbreak, and China's bigger role in the virus battle on the continent is urgently needed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 19:08:40

China takes direct aim at rumormongering US media

As a standard and common practice in the diplomacy domain, the move is a decisive response to the Trump administration's unwarranted suppression and discriminatory practices against Chinese journalists, which also reflects Beijing's outrage over biased coverage of US media since the novel coronavirus outbreak, especially the racist and false reporting that intentionally smears China, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 2:31:21

Chinese embassy in UK refutes rumor of Chinese student death

The Chinese embassy in the UK has refuted rumors that a Chinese student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) apparently died from COVID-19 due to a lack of treatment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 12:25:15

Chinese premier meets Pakistani president

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Pakistani President Arif Alvi held a meeting on Tuesday in Beijing, pledging to enhance cooperation in COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/18 8:22:29

Serbia Embassy signs up for Weibo upon Chinese netizens' call

Chinese netizens have called on the Serbian Embassy in China to set up a fundraising channel, as many expressed their desire on social media to donate medical aid to Serbia to help fight against COVID-19.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/18 1:08:27

China takes countermeasures against restrictive measures on Chinese media agencies in the US

China takes countermeasures in response to US's unwarranted suppression and discriminatory practices against Chinese journalists in the country.
Source: fmprc.gov.cn | 2020/3/18 0:13:45

Trump tweet infuriates China

US President Donald Trump using the term "Chinese Virus" to refer to the COVID-19 in his tweet is an act of inability and irresponsibility, as he wants to make Americans to blame China and cover his own administration's terrible response to the predictable outbreak and his failure to ease panic in the US stock market, said Chinese experts on Tuesday, adding that hyping up racism and anti-China sentiment won't help the US deal with the pandemic at all.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 16:48:40

Asian economies impose Draconian travel measures at significant costs

More Asian countries and regions, especially those that are export-driven, have adopted Draconian measures in combating the novel coronavirus spread including closing the borders, strict movement restrictions and bans on international arrivals due to rising imported cases of infection, showing that public health is now the top priority regardless of the heavy costs to their economies. Their practice also inspires China to double efforts to prevent a rebound in infections.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 23:23:40

Alvi's Beijing visit shows true friendship amid pandemic

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Pakistani President Arif Alvi in Beijing on Tuesday, and said China will continue to offer help to Pakistan to combat COVID-19 and the locust plague. The two sides agreed to move forward with the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a high quality demonstration project of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 22:03:41

Xi holds talks with Pakistani president

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks on Tuesday with visiting Pakistani President Arif Alvi.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/17 20:33:29

Italian embassy thanks China, solicits support in fighting pandemic

The Italian Embassy in China on Tuesday expressed gratitude and solicited more support from the Chinese public on social media for supporting the country in its fight against COVID-19 amid surging infections and deaths in Italy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 17:52:29

Chinese netizens praise national support to foreign places as rewards for kindness

As China is sending more medical supportive teams to help foreign countries and regions fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese netizens joked that China's "one province supporting one city" policy to back Hubei was upgraded to "one province supporting one country."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 10:03:40

Time for US to learn from China to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic situation worsens in the US with the number of cases rising sharply, US scientists expressed frustration over the US government's choice to ignore the Wuhan experiences in which the Chinese city had run a costly experiment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 0:28:40

Rumors of 'forced labor' in Xinjiang refuted

Recently, US lawmakers and an Australian think tank have been sparing no effort on hyping up the so-called forced labor conspiracy in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and pushing for a bill to limit US imports from Xinjiang.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 23:48:40

Detained Canadians' rights ensured in China despite COVID-19 outbreak

The legitimate rights of two detained Canadian nationals in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Peter Todd Spavor, have been fully ensured along with their health and safety despite the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:48:45

Desperate Chinese overseas rush to return

Chinese people overseas, concerned with the spread of COVID-19 in Western countries and suspicious of foreign governments' capabilities to contain the disease, are rushing back to China, but flight reductions and exorbitant prices are challenging their attempts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:33:40

Alvi's China visit eyes health, agricultural cooperation

Pakistani President Arif Alvi is paying visit to China from Monday to Tuesday, his first visit to China, which observers said is aimed at exploring further health and agricultural cooperation after China's help to fight against the COVID-19 and locust plague and pushing forward projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 22:18:49