China in serious fight against ‘demon’, says Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) with WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom at the Grea​t Hall of the People in Beijing, China, today. Xi says his government has always adopted an open, transparent and responsible attitude to timely release of information on the epidemic. – EPA pic, January 28, 2020.

CHINESE President Xi Jinping said today the country was waging a serious fight against the “demon” coronavirus outbreak and pledged transparency in the government’s efforts to contain the disease.

“The epidemic is a demon, and we cannot let this demon hide,” Xi said in a meeting with the head of the World Health Organisation, according to state media.

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