Imported coronavirus cases in China outpace local infections for 5th day

Imported coronavirus cases in China outpace local infections for 5th day

President Donald Trump-whose presidency has been marked by repeated and grossly offensive racist rhetoric and policies-came under fire Wednesday for again defending his use of the racist term "China virus" to describe the coronavirus sweeping the globe. No, not at all.

" 'Cause it comes from China". That's why. It comes from China.

Trump has recently started using China's reference while talking about the pandemic and has also defended his claims as "accurate".

Mainland China had 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the country's National Health Commission said, down from 21 cases a day earlier. That can't happen. It's not gonna happen.

President Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft while, in China, there is a perception that the U.S. is trying to curb its rise as a global economic power.

China has reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as "Chinese".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had accused China of impeding world efforts to fight the coronavirus through censorship.

However, the virus has spread rapidly around the world, reaching pandemic status with at least 200,000 infections.

Last week, Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took to Twitter and directly blamed the U.S.

COVID-19 originated in Wuhan in China.

Five of the new imported cases reported Wednesday were in southern Guangdong - China's most populous province, which announced quarantines on Monday.

Trump on the other hand is taking credit for his February 1 ban on nonresidents traveling from China. Italy, Iran, South Korea and Spain are battling to contain major outbreaks while many nations are using social distancing to suppress the spread.

"The Chinese government has been consistently pursuing its own image on the global stage", Feng said.

There have also been wild conspiracy theories, such as that the Chinese government created the virus in one of its Wuhan bioresearch laboratories, or that it was a genetically tailored U.S. bioweapon unleashed on China that went out of control.

An average of 20,000 people are flying into China every day, according to the government, and 10 Chinese provinces and municipalities are imposing mandatory quarantines on those arriving from overseas.

Such a term, as well as "Wuhan virus", have been used by some others in the United States.

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