China responds to US rejecting entry of KN95 masks

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Added On April 3, 2020

China says the certification standards of medical supplies may vary in different countries and regions, but this should not stem cooperation in the fight against COVID-19. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks on Wednesday at a press briefing in response to reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected KN95 masks, a Chinese alternative to N95 masks, from entering the United States. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): HUA CHUNYING, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson "I'm not aware of the specifics. I don't know why the United States made the decision. As masks and respirators are in great demand by many countries including China, many Chinese companies are working around the clock to produce these medical supplies. While meeting domestic demands, these products will reinforce other countries' fight against COVID-19. Certification standards of medical supplies could vary in different countries and regions, but this should not stem cooperation to fight against COVID-19."