We oppose the “Western language” of attacking China under the pretext of epidemic prevention.
Beijing, March 28 (Xinhua) –Xinhua News Agency The COVID-19 prevention and control efforts in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong have entered a critical period.Under the pretext of epidemic prevention, some people in the West have launched a new round of public opinion offensive against China, which is in essence to defame China’s political system.For a long time, western countries have taken advantage of their power of discourse accumulated in the field of international public opinion to export ideology, and gradually formed a systematic manipulation method and a set of “Western language” with distorted values.The attack on China is based on this “rhetoric”.For example, in the view of some Western “experts”, it is “good” to liberalise the quarantine measures, even though “1,200 Americans are still dying every day”.There is a political agenda behind such rhetoric.As a country with a population of more than 1.4 billion, China must guard against the epidemic at present. This is the best way to practice the concept of “putting people and life first” and the biggest contribution to the international response to the epidemic.First of all, China’s epidemic prevention policy is based on the concept of “putting people’s lives and lives first”. The “dynamic zero elimination” policy has protected people’s lives and health to the greatest extent.In terms of the overall population, the number of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in China is far below the global average.According to the COVID-19 Research Project at Johns Hopkins University, only two countries, including China, have seen less than one death per 100,000 people since the outbreak began.Over the longer term, the death rate from COVID-19 is on the decline as vaccine coverage increases and drug development advances.The “dynamic zero” buys China valuable time, protects the Chinese people from the dangers of the disease, and enables China to survive the COVID-19 pandemic with a very low number of deaths.Second, only by adhering to the “dynamic zero-out” policy can we contain the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible.”Dynamic Zero-out” is not the pursuit of “zero infection”, but to bring the epidemic under control as soon as possible. Its goal is to achieve maximum results at the lowest cost through rapid and precise whole-chain prevention and control measures.Recently, the number of cases caused by the highly contagious omicron strain has increased exponentially in some countries and regions, putting increasing pressure on China to prevent imported cases.Since March, the number of infected people in China has rebounded and the spread of the epidemic has expanded. Facing a complex and grim situation in prevention and control, there is no room for any slackening or paralysis.Third, the “dynamic zero-out” approach strikes a maximum balance between epidemic prevention and control and economic development.China was the first to contain the epidemic, resume work and production, and achieve economic growth.In 2021, China’s GDP grew by 8.1 percent over the previous year, and its trade in goods exceeded us $6 trillion for the first time.China is also engaged in all-round cooperation with the international community. In vaccine cooperation alone, China has provided more than 2.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 120 countries and international organizations, making China the largest supplier of vaccine to other countries.China’s “dynamic zero-out” policy has prevented a large number of deaths at home and ensured that goods ranging from iphones and Tesla electric cars to fertilisers and car parts continue to flow to the rest of the world.Recently, rational reflection has appeared in the Western media, as some countries that relaxed control earlier are facing the dilemma of a rebound of the epidemic.The Guardian said that herd immunity, which has proved to be a failure, is making a comeback under the guise of “coexisting with the virus” and that the desire to get rid of anxiety should not be achieved by pretending that the epidemic is over.I urge some Western media accustomed to “Western language” to swallow their arrogance, abandon double standards, and look at the efforts of other countries as they really are. Only in this way can we build more consensus and help the world defeat the epidemic at an early date.