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· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments on China's fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic(2020-02-19)
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Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments on China's fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic

On 2 February 2019, the Financial Times published a letter by Ms. Zeng Rong,Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, under the title “CCP makes people’s lives and health its top priority”, on its unjustified comments on China’s fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic. The full text is as follows:

The claims made in your report “Virus exposes flaws in Chinese system” (January 31) are inconsistent with the facts.

The Chinese Communist party always stresses people’s lives and health as the top priority. To fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, President Xi Jinping called three meetings of the standing committee of the political bureau of the CPC central committee and set up a task force to lead an effective prevention and control work. President Xi said: “The epidemic is a devil. We will not let it hide.” This shows the strong sense of responsibility of the central government to safeguard the life and health of 1.4bn Chinese people. Under the strong leadership of the CCP, China has taken swift and concerted actions to contain the epidemic.

China has put in place the strictest and most comprehensive containment measures which have proved to be effective, and thus have won wholehearted support from the Chinese people. Medical workers all over the country have been working very hard making huge sacrifices. People in different sectors are all supporting the prevention and control efforts by doing their own job well. You can see inspiring and moving stories every day on China’s social media networks.

China’s measures are protecting not only its own people, but also the people in the whole world. China has released information in an open and transparent manner, identified the pathogen in a record time, and swiftly shared the genetic sequence with the World Health Organisation and other countries. China has been closely co-operating with international society.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, hailed the high speed and massive scale of China’s moves and said that the Chinese government has shown its solid political resolve by taking timely and effective measures. He also pointed out that President Xi’s personal guidance and deployment show his great leadership capability.

Zeng Rong


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