Iraq has been suffering fragile health systems due to years of conflicts and violence. Before the Chinese-built lab went into operation, the Central Public Health Laboratory in Baghdad was the only place to conduct PCR testing, facing mounting pressure to test samples across the war-torn country.
"This very huge market access enables Cambodia to diversify its products and markets and reduce over-reliance on a few trading partners, i.e., Europe, U.S., and Canada, who traditionally trade with Cambodia on a concessional basis such as Everything But Arms (EBA), Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)," he said.
That calls into question the notion of rule of law in the United States, Marlin said.
Second, keep the channels open for candid dialogue. Dialogue is the prerequisite for addressing problems, and without dialogue, problems will only pile up and even get out of control, he said.
They backed Wang's call for improved U.S.-China relations, saying cooperation between the world's two major countries will have a positive impact on the entire international community. Enditem
Hong Kong is part of China's territory and Hong Kong affairs fall within China's internal affairs, Wang stressed during an interview with Xinhua.
"With effective policies and timely responses, China has managed to curb the spread of the virus and at the same time kept industrial chain stable and smooth," he said. "These efforts have helped ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), especially Cambodia, mitigate the impacts from the virus on our economy." Enditem
In particular, Li said, the Chinese and Sri Lankan governments and people have been looking out for each other and sharing weal and woe in the joint combat against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has consolidated and elevated their friendship.
At a time when international cooperation is needed to fight a common enemy such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump's hostility is globally damaging and in stark contrast to China's willingness to promote collaboration for the greater good, said Castrillon.
"It is certainly something that we can achieve together," he said.
A similar executive order has also been issued for WeChat, a messaging and social media app owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Enditem