The epidemic situation of overseas new pneumonia continued to spread. Chinese export enterprises responded quickly and guaranteed the export of anti-epidemic materials to support global anti-epidemic actions. At the same time, the Chinese government has also strengthened its supervision of epidemic prevention materials, and has issued stricter standards for the export of medical materials to ensure the high quality of exported materials.
Some American media reported that China’s new regulations on the export of medical materials have caused delays in the export of medical materials to the United States. The Wall Street Journal also reported that the new regulations on the export of Chinese medical supplies have left a large number of personal protective equipment and medical items in the warehouse. These masks, test kits and other medical supplies should have arrived in the United States as soon as possible, used in anti-epidemic.
US Ambassador to China: China has not blocked the export of anti-epidemic medical materials
American Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said on the 15th that he believed that China did not intend to prevent the export of masks and other medical supplies. He said that the supply of materials has slowed down, which is obviously due to China’s implementation of stricter quality standards.
Branstad said that although the staff is only half the usual, US diplomats and local Chinese employees still assist in the transportation of 21 sorties of materials and several private charter flights to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) actively Fight the epidemic. Without the support of China, it is impossible for 1,200 tons of medical supplies to be sent to the United States.
Bransta said, “Now let us focus on saving lives and helping people.”
As of 24:00 on April 16, China had 26 newly confirmed cases, 15 of which were imported from abroad, and there were no new deaths on that day.
“Now, China’s domestic demand for personal protective equipment continues to decline, and our most urgent task is to ship personal protective equipment and medical equipment to the United States as soon as possible.” Branstad said.
Branstad said, “Since China and the United States have cooperated in combating the virus and China and the United States are working hard to implement the first phase of the trade agreement, I believe that the relationship between China and the United States will move forward.”