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China earns billions selling faulty coronavirus equipment to nations in need

Salaam Times and AFP

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Workers produce medical gloves at a factory in Huaibei, Anhui Province, China, March 23. [STR / AFP]

The Chinese regime has been earning billions of dollars selling masks and other protective equipment to foreign countries since March in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, yet a growing number of nations are complaining about substandard or faulty medical products.

Beijing, in a bid to appear as a benevolent power amid the crisis, has exported medical equipment all around the world, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Although Chinese cases of COVID-19 are dwindling, Beijing has encouraged factories to increase production of medical supplies as the pandemic has killed almost 90,000 globally.

China has exported 3.86 billion masks, 37.5 million pieces of protective clothing, 16,000 ventilators and 2.84 million COVID-19 testing kits since March 1, Chinese customs official Jin Hai said earlier this week, with orders to more than 50 countries.

However, a host of countries -- including the Netherlands, the Philippines, Croatia, Turkey and Spain -- have complained about substandard or faulty medical products shipped from China.

Two million protective masks purchased by Finland turned out to be unsuitable for use in hospitals, the Finnish government admitted Wednesday (April 8).

The face masks did not meet the required standards of protection against the coronavirus for use in medical environments, officials found.

Last week, the Dutch government recalled 600,000 masks out of a Chinese shipment of 1.3 million that did not meet quality standards.

Spain also rejected thousands of rapid testing kits sent by an unauthorised Chinese company after it found last week that they were unreliable.

Similar complaints about the Chinese goods are growing worldwide.

Rewriting history

Beijing's bid to appear generous comes amid its continuing efforts to deflect blame for the coronavirus pandemic, which has up-ended the world, by spreading conspiracy theories.

After officials realised that the virus that originated in China was wreaking untold global havoc, the Chinese disinformation machine began working.

The European Union, NATO, and the G7 have all come out against the Chinese regime for continuing to spread damaging disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, endangering lives worldwide and undermining democratic societies.

International concern is also growing about the accuracy of the information coming from Chinese officials, who now claim there are no new cases of the virus in Wuhan, where the virus originated.

If Chinese officials had been transparent about the novel coronavirus at the beginning, the world would be in a much better position right now to battle COVID-19, say leading observers.

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China is a very cruel country; for China, human has no value. In order to make money, The Chinese do anything. People say that the coronavirus has also been made by China. And now it is making medicine and equipment to control the virus and selling them to other countries to make money. Death to the dirty Chinese.

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May God destroy all governments that endanger human lives and make biological weapons for the sake of making money. I am sure that Corona virus is also created by one of the countries of the world, and it is highly presumed that China might have created it because this country controlled the virus very soon. Anyone who makes the virus also makes the antivirus. If Corona is made by China, its medicine is also with China.

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Countries of the region should ban importing of any kinds of goods from China. China created the Corona virus to make money and spread it across the world. In order to make money, the Chinese do anything. All Chinese products are low quality or substandard. From cell phones to TVs and refrigerators, every Chinese product is fake and doesn’t work. I bought a Chinese mobile phone; believe me it didn't work for a week.

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I guessed from the past that there were economic issues behind the Corona virus. China created the Corona virus and spread it across the world to destroy its rivals. China is trying to become a superpower, and to make it happen, first China must defeat other superpowers in the world, and boost its economy. Then it is possible for this country to become a superpower. You can see that the Corona virus has deteriorated the situation in the United States, which is the most powerful country in the world. Since the Corona virus is made by China, she knows what the medicine and equipment for the disease are. So, now China will make a lot of money through selling the medicine and equipment and spend it on eliminating its rivals.

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