Xi says China to continue timely sharing of COVID-19 information
China has been sharing information on COVID-19 in an open, transparent and responsible manner with the World Health Organization and countries including the United States since the onset of the epidemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday.
Talking over phone with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, Xi stressed that China wasted no time in releasing such information as the genetic sequence of the virus.
China, he added, has also been sharing experience on COVID-19 prevention, containment and treatment without reservation, and providing as much support and assistance as it can for countries in need.
China will continue to do so, and work with the international community to prevail over the pandemic, Xi said.
Epidemics know no borders or races and are a common enemy of humankind. Only by making a collective response can the international community defeat them, added Xi.
China is willing to work with the US and other parties to continue to support the World Health Organization in playing an important role, Xi said.
Xi also called for concerted efforts to enhance sharing of information and experience on epidemic prevention and control, accelerate cooperation in scientific research, and improve global health governance.
Xi called for concerted efforts to strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination, in order to stabilize markets, maintain growth, safeguard people's wellbeing, and ensure the openness, stability and safety of global supply chains.
Xi said that he follows closely and is concerned about the development of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and he has noticed that Trump is carrying out a series of policies and measures in response.