Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
China Daily / 2020-03 / 26 / Page011

Racial labeling of virus condemned

By Bo Leung in London | China Daily | Updated: 2020-03-26 00:00

Leading academics in the United Kingdom have criticized US politicians for using the term "Chinese virus" when referring to the novel coronavirus outbreak, calling their comments "unhelpful" to the current situation.

"It's not at all helpful to label the virus as being from any one country," said Rana Mitter, director of the University of Oxford China Centre.

"It's important that the US and China both cooperate, along with other key actors such as the EU, to make sure that as much progress is made as quickly as possible on a vaccine for the virus. Right now, the world needs the US and China to be cooperating much more.

Report cites rights progress in Tibet

Most Viewed

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349