In the fight against the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic, which is causing the largest global crisis for about a century, China, where the epidemic originated, is constantly showing itself as the first world superpower while the United States is cowering with Trump’s “America First” strategy.
In the context that the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic is temporarily controlled in the country where it was born, it is complicated in the US and Europe. China considers itself “generous country” in the war against the pandemic.
China has implemented a massive mask diplomacy’ strategy, propagandizing even exaggerating its generosity not only to highlight its role and to make the world forget that it is the first place where the pandemic occured first.
Wuhan started to remove the “isolation” barrier of the city
Europe became the most contagious place for Wuhan flu in recent weeks, with six countries ranked among the top 10 countries having the highest number of cases globally, including the continent’s largest economies such as Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, of which Italy is one of the world’s largest pandemic hotspots outside of China.
At the same time, across the Atlantic, the United States is likely to become the new focus of the epidemic as this superpower witnesses a rapid increase in the number of infections and deaths from the disease.
As the situation seemed to ease in China, new cases fell sharply, especially on March 18, when mainland China reported no new cases in the country for the first time since the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic broke out in January 2020.
Seizing the opportunity, Beijing conducts a general diplomatic offensive to help countries struggling to fight the disease by declaring their willingness to share experiences in dealing with the epidemic and to support human forces and material resources for countries in this tough battle.
For European countries, Xi Jinping telephoned European leaders who were victims of Wuhan pneumonia with sympathetic and shared attitude.
Xi told German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “If Germany is in need, China is ready to assist in our ability,” “Public health crises are a common challenge for humanity. Solidarity and cooperation are the strongest weapons against it,” “We are willing to share “information and experience,” willing to cooperate with Berlin in developing vaccines. “
To the French president, Xi said: “China is ready to join France in promoting international cooperation in disease prevention and control, while supporting the core role of the United Nations and the World Health Organization. in perfecting global public health management.” And China has given France 1 million masks to provide its medical team.
Earlier, China sent 300 doctors to Italy with equipment to help fight the epidemic and hoped to establish a “medical silk road” as part of the “Belt, Road initiative” China is deploying around the world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping also pledged to provide Spain – the country that recently witnessed the rapid escalation of the pandemic – medical devices such as masks, ventilators and protective equipment for Medical expert with sympathic words to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez that “after the rain was bright again,” and suggested the two countries to strengthen cooperation and exchange after the pandemic is controlled.
In Europe, in addition to the aforementioned countries, Beijing has also helped many Balkan countries, especially Serbia, with the promise “China and Serbia are comprehensive strategic partners. Strong friendship between the two nations, as well as the people, will last forever.”
Not only has China shown its share of the world’s leading economies, it has also placed itself in the responsibility of helping developing countries around the world.
In Southeast Asia, China has donated many Wuhan pneumonia test kits to Cambodia; send 2,000 sets of Wuhan pneumonia rapid test kit to the Philippines; while pledging to help other countries like Laos and Thailand.
In the Middle East, China has also sent seven health professionals and medical supplies to Iraq, including two units to allow Iraqi laboratory staff to increase the number of Wuhan pneumonia test cases by 4 times. Chinese experts also instructed Iraqi doctors and health officials to take steps against Wuhan pneumonia, participating in a remote conference with hospital directors in Iraq.
Iran is also the country that receives China’s favor in the fight against disease. China sent 250,000 masks and 5,000 sets of Wuhan pneumonia test kits to Iran.
The Chinese Communist Party also extends the octopus tentacles down to South Asia to support Pakistan against the Wuhan pneumonia disease.
Even at its headquarters in Northeast Asia, China is constantly taking advantage of opportunities, helping Korea and Japan.
The city of Shanghai sent 500,000 masks to South Korea as the number of new infections in South Korea in the early days of March surpassed that of China.
Of the 500,000 masks, 100,000 are for medical workers and 400,000 for the people. The shipment arrived at Incheon International Airport on March 3.
Meanwhile, the Korean Red Cross said two other Chinese cities – Shaoxing and Qingdao – have expressed their willingness to support masks, medical goggles and other necessary goods to treatment for patients with Wuhan pneumonia.
Also in the beginning of March, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group and also given the typical Communist Party member, donated 1 million masks to Japan to prevent the spread of infection. Wuhan pneumonia.
According to information on February 29 on Twitter of the Chinese Embassy in Japan, the Chinese mission will donate 100,000 masks and 5,000 protective suits to Japan, as well as virus diagnostic kits.
As for its opponent is the US, on the one hand, China indirectly or directly shows generosity and sharing with world superpowers; on the other hand, take advantage of the world leadership in this unprecedented medical crisis.
On March 16, Jack Ma said his charity fund was transporting 1 million masks and 500,000 test kits to the United States to combat the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic.
He wrote on Weibo: “Based on our past experience of Wuhan pneumonia, rapid, accurate testing and adequate protective equipment for health workers is essential to prevent prevent the spread of disease … We hope the donation will help Americans.”
In addition, China has decided to donate $20 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support international cooperation in the fight against Wuhan pneumonia.
China has stated its willingness to share information with other countries to help them understand the process of infection and death as well as to share the gene sequence with WHO, an important move for other countries to bring. issue treatment solutions as soon as possible.
In addition, the media reported that China is promoting the sharing of solutions with other countries by publishing guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of pneumonia in Wuhan with more than 100 countries and more than 10 international and regional organizations. The country also established bilateral and multilateral working mechanisms to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against Wuhan pneumonia.
All of these moves are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, the aid that China gives to later countries is only a small part of what the world helped the country as soon as the pandemic began to be detected in January.
According to Facebooker Nguyet Phan’s data, in early January, US company Honeywell donated half a million N95 respirators; 3M Company also donated the same number of masks, Bristol Myers Squibb donates 220,000 N95 masks to Wuhan doctor-nurse. Two US non-governmental organizations – MAP International and MedShare – donated more than two million masks, 11,000 protective clothing and 280,000 gloves.
In February 2020, the US sent to Wuhan 17 tons of aid goods. Not to mention the $1.4 million worth of goods that the National Basketball Association of the United States (NBA) donates to Hubei Province and some modern medical devices worth $285,000 for Wuhan City Fourth Hospital. In addition, the giant American corporations such as Microsoft, Dell, Boeing and L’Oreal also donated to the Chinese Red Cross and Hubei Province 1.4 million in stocks and money.
As such, US aid to China alone is 10 to 100 times higher than Chinese aid to the United States. But the Trump administration’s mistake was not to carry out mass media like the Chinese communist government did.
In the context of a global crisis for the first time, where the United States no longer seems to play a leading role in Trump’s new strategy, Europe responds slowly to the call for relief of two important economies, Italy and Spain. China has taken the opportunity to turn itself from the crimes of humanity with the top responsibility when letting the current global-scale tragedy become a hero to save the humanity like that. Is the death of mankind due to the fact that the Chinese communist government is approaching?
Hai Yen from Hanoi – Thoibao.de (Translated)