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The Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada Sent A Letter to National Post, Refuting the Newspaper's Smearing against China

Recently, the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada sent a letter to National Post, refuting the newspaper's smearing against China. The contents are as follows:

On March 6, National Post published a signed article by a commentator entitled"Death by censorship", smearing China's endeavors of fighting against the coronavirus (COVID-19). We deplore and strongly oppose that.

The article cited analyst's irresponsible remarks, saying that "(China's) manipulation and suppression of information is what allowed widespread of the novel coronavirus in the first place". It fabricated the so-called "aggressive state censorship" and criticized the Chinese government for its lack of transparency in information disclosure of the epidemic.

But the turth is just the opposite. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, in a spirit of openness, transparency and high responsibility, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council of China has held daily press conference to release information to the Chinese people and the international community. We release related data in a timely manner, covering the number of diagnosed, suspected, severe, cured, dead and quarantined. On the contrary, some other countries behave vaguely about the information disclosure of the epidemic.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization highly commended China's open and transparent approach to the prevention and control of COVID-19 on various public occasions. Virus has no borders. At present, we are fighting not only the epidemics, but also "political virus". We urge the medias and those who are infected by "political virus" to abandon prejudice, respect facts, and stop making irresponsible remarks against China's efforts to fight against the epidemic.

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