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Newsline: China refutes U.S. ambassador’s remarks over anti-epidemic policy

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday refuted remarks by U.S. ambassador to China Nicholas Burns concerning China’s dynamic zero-COVID approach. “The reason why China adopted the dynamic zero-COVID approach is that we put the 1.4 billion people’s lives and health before anything else,” Wang told a press briefing, adding it is a testament to the governance philosophy of the CPC and the Chinese government, which is to give top priority to protecting the people and their lives. He said whereas the average life expectancy in some developed countries, such as the United States, declined during the pandemic, China’s average life expectancy has steadily gone up in recent years. China’s COVID containment measures are constantly adjusted to better respond to the latest developments in the COVID situation, which has proven to be effective, Wang said. (https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/china-refutes-us-ambassadors-remarks-over-anti-epidemic-policy/) Noting the overall epidemic metrics in China have been stable, Wang said China has effectively brought virus transmission under control in Shanghai and other places, where life and work are going back to normal.

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