Wednesday, May 13, 2020

News on China 2020/05/13

1.Traditional Chinese medicine helps fight COVID-19 around the globe with eastern wisdom
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has won more and more recognition around the world for its important role in treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In many countries across the globe, including the U.S., Laos, Iran and South Korea, TCM has been helping with the global fight against the pandemic in various ways.It is widely believed that bringing into play the strengths of TCM, treating COVID-19 patients through a combination of TCM and Western medicine, has been a highlight of Chinas experience in fighting the virus.

2.CPAFFC president: Chinas people-to-people diplomacy contributes to global COVID-19 control
China’s people-to-people diplomacy has made huge contributions to global COVID-19 control and will help the world better understand China, said Lin Songtian, president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

3.Djibouti awards Chinese medics with Independence Day Medal for coronavirus assistance
Djibouti's Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed honored a group of Chinese doctors and nurses with the country's highest honor on Sunday in recognition of their role in helping local medics fight the coronavirus.

4. U.S. CDC had "very good interactions" with China at scientific level, says health official
Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Tuesday that his agency "had very good interactions" with its Chinese counterpart at the scientific level after the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
5.Some U.S. politicians irresponsible in scapegoating China over their own incompetence
It is quite clear that the seriousness of the epidemic situation in the U.S. is the result of poor governance from some officials. It is dishonest and irresponsible for some U.S. politicians to pass the buck to China.

6.U.S. death toll "almost certainly" higher than reported, says Fauci
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Tuesday many experts believe more people in the United States have died from COVID-19 than those who have been reported.

7.World left in shock over US sabotage of global cooperation against COVID-19
The US now has the largest number of confirmed cases and fatalities of COVID-19 in the world, and is the current epicenter of the pandemic. Its reluctance to promote global cooperation to tackle the lethal virus has made it a less credible and consistent partner for the international community. Experts and officials around the world have criticized the nation’s egoism amid a global pandemic, condemning its failure to protect its own people, as well as its hindering of joint global efforts to stop the virus’ spread.

8.Trump Death Clock counts preventable US coronavirus deaths
A newly erected billboard in New York's Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says could have been avoided if President Donald Trump had acted sooner - and it's called the "Trump Death Clock."