Published: 2022-12-23 13:20
Last Updated: 2023-03-23 18:21
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning says on Friday that the epidemic situation in China is generally predictable and controllable, as a response to US Secretary of State US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's call on China to share information on its COVID outbreak, saying its surging caseload had impacted the world.
“China has always shared relevant information with WHO and the international community in a responsible manner,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, said.
The spokesperson added that China is “willing to continue to work together with the international community to better address the challenges of the epidemic, better protect people's lives, jointly promote the steady recovery of economic growth and build the community of human health.”
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Earlier Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on China to share information on its COVID outbreak, saying its surging caseload had impacted the world, and he renewed an offer to share US vaccines.
"It is very important for all countries, including China, to focus on people getting vaccinated, making testing and treatment available and, importantly, sharing information with the world about what they're experiencing," Blinken told a news conference.
"It has implications not just for China, but for the entire world. So we would like to see that happen," Blinken said.
Blinken said that China, a frequent US adversary, has not asked for help. Beijing has promoted exports of homegrown vaccines judged by international health experts to be less efficient than US-made ones.
"We're fully prepared to provide assistance to anyone who asks for it if they think it's useful," Blinken said.