Beijing– China urged Friday to strengthen cooperation with the United States in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, despite US President Donald Trump’s threats to «cut off all relationships» with Beijing.A spokesman for Chinese diplomacy, Zhao Lijian, called on Friday for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the new coronavirus.
Maintaining stable relations between China and the United States is in the fundamental interest of the two peoples and peace and stability in the world, he told the press.
To get the latest news about coronavirus, sign up by clicking on this space and we’ll send you the information instantly. On Thursday, Trump hardened his rhetoric against China by claiming he will not speak to his counterpart Xi Jinping and threatening to cut bilateral ties because of the way Beijing handled the covid-19 pandemic. You might be interested: Deputy of Sonora says that covid-19 is cured with tea; They answer him hard «I have a very good relationship (with Xi), but right now I don’t want to talk to him,» Trump told Fox Business, adding that he is «very disappointed» by The Chinese pandemic management.
There’s a lot we could do. We could do things. We could cut every relationship, he threatened, without further details.
Tensions between the United States and China have skyrocketed in recent weeks due to exchanges of accusations about the origin of the pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 300,000 people. Trump argues that Beijing covered up the real scale of the epidemic, which originated in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan in central China, which he said allowed its spread.