hinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China's support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United States faces the prospect of becoming the next global epicentre of the pandemic.
It seems everyone's now singing a different tune from a mere few days ago.
On the one hand Reuters confirms China's 'controversial' and even supposedly "racist" policy of drastically cutting flights to the mainland while also barring foreigners' entry — and on the other with the United States now soaring past China in confirmed cases, surpassing 86,000 by Friday morning, Trump appears ready to momentarily play nice with Xi, perhaps now more willing to gain something from China's experience in fighting the virus.
"China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus," Trump said. "We are working closely together. Much respect!"