CHINA Xi addresses Global Health Summit

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Xi addresses Global Health Summit

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20:04, May 21, 2021

File photo: CGTN

President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the Global Health Summit on Friday via video link from Beijing.

The summit was organized by Italy, the holder of the G20 presidency, in partnership with the European Commission.

Battle with COVID-19 for people, by people

The battle with COVID-19 is one for the people and by the people, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.

Xi made the remarks when delivering a speech at the Global Health Summit via video in Beijing.

"We must put people's lives and health front and center, demonstrate a great sense of political responsibility and courage, and make extraordinary responses to an extraordinary challenge," Xi said.

Xi stresses spirit of science, science-based approach, law of science in COVID-19 fight

Xi called on countries to advocate the spirit of science, adopt a science-based approach, and follow the law of science as the world is faced with the new infectious disease of COVID-19.

Xi made the call when delivering a speech at the Global Health Summit via video in Beijing.

He stressed the need for a systemic response to coordinate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, balance targeted routine COVID-19 protocols and emergency measures, and ensure both epidemic control and socio-economic development.

Political manipulation in COVID-19 response brings greater harm to people around globe

Political manipulation would not serve COVID-19 response, and it would only disrupt international cooperation against the virus and bring greater harm to people around the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping said.

Xi made the remarks while speaking at the Global Health Summit via video in Beijing.

"The pandemic is yet another reminder that we humanity rise and fall together with a shared future," Xi said.

Xi called for championing the vision of building a global community of health for all, tiding over the trying time through solidarity and cooperation, and firmly rejecting any attempt to politicize, label or stigmatize the virus.

Xi calls for improving global disease prevention, control system

Xi said the COVID-19 pandemic is an extensive test of the global health governance system, calling for improving the global disease prevention and control system.

Xi made the remarks while speaking at the Global Health Summit via video in Beijing.

Xi urged efforts to enhance the capacity in five aspects:

-- monitoring, early-warning and emergency response;

-- treatment of major pandemics;

-- contingency reserve and logistics;

-- fighting disinformation;

-- providing support to developing countries.

(With input from China Daily)

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