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Coronavirus

China 'deeply touched' by Japan's support in virus fight

Comment comes a day after Beijing criticized Washington for cold response

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed gratitude for the support offered by Japanese people "from all walks of life."   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- China's foreign ministry offered appreciation on Tuesday for the outpouring of support from Japan amid the recent outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, a day after Beijing faulted Washington's colder response.

Japan's government and public have expressed "sympathy, understanding and support" for China since the epidemic began, ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during an online press briefing.

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