White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says the Chinese government is allegedly trying to hack our scientists' networks to steal coronavirus vaccine information and later argues China could have contained coronavirus by not letting Wuhan citizens travel overseas.
"As you have felt, since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, the Chinese government and schools have always cared for the lives and health of foreign students studying in China, providing all-round help for them", Xi noted.
Trump has also said the World Health Organization is too deferential to China, saying the country was slow to share details about how the virus works and sought to minimize early portrayals of an epidemic that has now killed more than 300,000 people worldwide.
President Xi today stressed China's "open, transparent and responsible attitude" while tackling the pandemic.
Another prospect that China objected to vehemently - a Taiwanese presence at the World Health Assembly - also dissolved Monday after Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Taiwan would withdraw its bid for observer status, which Beijing had been blocking.
The paper-which does not explicitly mention China or Wuhan-also calls for "a stepwise process of impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation.to review experience gained and lessons learned from the WHO-coordinated worldwide health response to COVID-19".
China says it has five potential vaccines in clinical trials.
In his address to the annual meeting of WHO's member countries, director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned there is still "a long road to travel" before the pandemic is contained, noting that the majority of the world's population remains susceptible to the virus.
The source said countries had not shied away from thorny topics, including a call for more World Health Organization reform after determining that its capacities "have proven insufficient to prevent a crisis of this magnitude".
Xi said he also supported the idea of a comprehensive review of the global response to COVID-19.
Xi further appealed to other countries to increase their funding to the WHO.
Chen said it is the WHO's loss that Taiwan's response to the coronavirus outbreak can not be shared with its members.
Names on a draft resolution seen by Reuters showed support from 116 of the 194 countries in the WHO.
"At the earliest possible time, we have shared control and treatment experience with the world without reservation", he said.
This move would be China's contribution to achieving accessibility and affordability of a vaccine in developing countries as well, Xi said.
The United States, which will be represented during the assembly by Health Secretary Alex Azar, is not among the countries who are asking the WHA to make a call on the issue of Taiwan's participation.