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US-China mask fight upends international cooperation

Beijing's donations stir concerns, while Washington takes heat for hoarding

Medical personnel wear face masks in the testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a hospital in Liege, Belgium, Apr. 4.   © Reuters

BEIJING/BRUSSELS -- A global tug of war is intensifying over needed medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with some countries wary of a Chinese offer to donate needed gear even as the U.S. stands accused of hogging it.

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