EYEAFRICA TV: Beijing, China: China has no intention to compete with anyone in helping other countries fight COVID-19, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said at a press conference on March 31 that the U.S. contribution to global anti-pandemic response is far larger than that of China.
Commenting on that, Hua said: “I noticed a number in relevant reports. Secretary Pompeo counted the U.S. contribution to the international community since 1948. I’m curious, and we all want to know that how much assistance the U.S. actually provided to other countries in recent years? The U.S. is the world’s largest economy and a developed country with unrivaled overall strength. China would surely be glad to see it providing more aid to developing countries. In fact, the more the better. It is the country’s due responsibility and obligation as the biggest developed country, and its due commitment to developing countries that should be fulfilled,” said Hua.
China, as the biggest developing country, has all along been providing aid to other developing countries with no political strings attached under the South-South cooperation framework.
“While fighting COVID-19 at home, we are helping other countries in need to the best of our ability. We do this to reciprocate these countries’ earlier support for us, and out of humanitarian considerations. We simply believe in doing our very best and have no intention to compete with anyone,” said Hua.