The history of human civilization is also a history of struggle against diseases and disasters. Viruses have no borders and epidemics are ethnical.
In the face of the coming epidemic situation, people of all countries bravely move forward, help each other in time and in the same boat, showing the great love of the world and gathering the great power to fight against the epidemic situation.
Chinas contribution to anti epidemic
With an open, transparent and responsible attitude, China has always informed WHO and relevant countries of the epidemic information in a timely manner, released the virus gene sequence and other information at the first time, shared the prevention and treatment experience with all parties without reservation, and provided as much support and help as possible for countries in need.
Chinas five measures to promote global anti epidemic cooperation
Let us join hands to jointly protect the lives and health of people of all countries, protect the common earth home of mankind, and build a community of human health.
Radio + Xi Jinping: lets join hands to build a community for human health and health (source: video synthesis).
Unity and cooperation to overcome the epidemic
Jointly build a community of human health
u2014u2014Speech at the opening ceremony of the video conference of the 73rd World Health Assembly
(Beijing, May 18, 2020)
Xi Jinping, President of the Peoples Republic of China
Mr. President of the general assembly,
Mr. director general of the World Health Organization,
First of all novel coronavirus pneumonia is a very important issue for the world to fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
Human beings are experiencing the most serious global public health emergency since the end of the Second World War. The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia has suddenly spread to more than 210 countries and regions, affecting about 7000000000 people and taking away 30 million peoples precious lives. Here, I would like to express my condolences to the unfortunate victims! To their families!
The history of human civilization is also a history of struggle against diseases and disasters. Viruses have no borders and epidemics are ethnical. Facing the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, stand together through storm and stress, the people of all countries are courageous, and help each other in the same boat.
Now, the epidemic is still spreading, and prevention and control still need efforts. I would like to make the following suggestions.
Second, play the leading role of who. Under the leadership of director general Tan Desai, who has made great contributions to leading and promoting international cooperation in anti epidemic, which is highly appreciated by the international community. At present, the international anti epidemic is at a critical stage. To support who is to support international anti epidemic cooperation and life saving. China calls on the international community to increase its political support and financial investment in who, mobilize global resources and win the epidemic Resistance War.
Third, increase support for African countries. The public health system of developing countries, especially African countries, is weak, and helping them to build a strong defense line is the top priority in the international fight against the epidemic. We should provide more material, technical and human support to African countries. China has delivered a large number of medical aid materials to more than 50 African countries and the African Union, and has sent five medical expert groups. In the past 70 years, Chinese medical teams sent to Africa have provided medical services to more than 200 million people in Africa. At present, 46 Chinese medical teams based in Africa are engaged in local anti epidemic operations.
Fifth, restore economic and social development. On the premise of doing a good job in the prevention and control of normalized epidemic situation, countries with conditions should carry out orderly resumption of work and return to school in accordance with the professional advice of who. We need to strengthen international macroeconomic policy coordination, maintain the stability and smooth flow of the global industrial chain supply chain, and try our best to restore the world economy.
Sixth, strengthen international cooperation. Mankind is a community of shared destiny, and unity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons to defeat the epidemic. This is an important experience gained by the international community in the fight against major epidemics such as AIDS, Ebola, avian influenza and influenza A (H1N1), and the right way for people of all countries to cooperate in the fight against the epidemic.
China has always adhered to the concept of building a community of shared future for mankind, and is responsible for the life safety and health of its own people, as well as the global public health. In order to promote global anti epidemic cooperation, I announced:
u2014u2014China will cooperate with the United Nations to establish a global humanitarian emergency warehouse and hub in China, strive to ensure the supply chain of anti epidemic materials, and establish a green channel for transportation and customs clearance.
u2014u2014China will establish 30 China Africa counterpart hospital cooperation mechanisms, accelerate the construction of the headquarters of the African Center for Disease Control and prevention, and help Africa improve its disease prevention and control capabilities.
u2014u2014China will work with members of the G20 to implement the debt repayment initiative for the poorest countries, and is willing to work with the international community to increase support for countries with particularly severe epidemics and pressures and help them overcome current difficulties.
I call on us to join hands to jointly protect the lives and health of people of all countries, protect the common earth home of mankind, and build a community of human health!