LONDON: Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming says stigmatising China only distracts attention from the global efforts needed to beat the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an opinion piece published on the Financial Times on Tuesday, Liu said that “the battle cannot be won unless the world comes together, as no country is immune to the virus”.
“Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the people of the world is just as important as protecting one’s own people, ” Liu said, adding that the initial success in China had bolstered international confidence in beating the virus and China had valuable lessons on how to fight Covid-19.
On accusations that China had covered up data, he said: “This ‘political virus’, born of prejudice and ignorance, distracts attention from the real efforts required to meet this crisis.” — Xinhua
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