Collected by Wenka Xiou; Translated by Jingshui Yiyuan; Reviewed by Wenkenni
The government announced that universal testing would be launched on September 1, and the People’s Daily, the official media of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) country , published a commentary yesterday (September 22), pointing out that universal testing was not only an important way to control the epidemic , but also a “paved the way” for the resumption of economic activities. Meanwhile, it also pointed out that the Central Government’s support at Hong Kong’s request was a manifestation of its care and support for Hong Kong, which stressed that “the mainland of CCP country is Hong Kong’s backbone and pillar in fighting the epidemic”. The article criticized those people who slandered the mainland’s support and popularization of testing as “an attempt to hinder the fight against the epidemic” and “a betrayal of the future of Hong Kong and the well-being of its people”.
The article said that universal testing is an important method to control the epidemic and “paves the way” for the resumption of economic activities. It also pointed out that the third wave of the epidemic has already produced a huge blow to economic growth. All sectors are eager to get out of the epidemic’s grip. The article stresses that if invisible patients are not identified and treated as soon as possible, the risk of an epidemic rebound is high with the relaxation of social distance restrictions. The article also said that although universal community testing is not a “once-and-for-all” solution, it can identify as many patients as possible and lay a good foundation for the full recovery of economic activity.
The article stressed that “large-scale testing needs to be supported by a solid material base and medical resources”, but Hong Kong is relatively lacking in terms of manpower and facilities; it also pointed out that the Central Authorities was sending a testing team to Hong Kong to assist in testing under the request of Hong Kong demonstrates the deep affection of the Mainland people for our compatriots in Hong Kong, and the mainland is Hong Kong’s backbone and support in defeating the epidemic”.
The article criticized, “Under such circumstances, anyone who takes the opportunity to smear and discredit the mainland of China to support universal testing of CCP virus, and attempt to hinder the fight against the epidemic is standing against the 7.5 million Hong Kong people, and is a betrayal of the future of Hong Kong and the well-being of its people.
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