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Ventilators 'Created in China' to help the world breathe easy

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    Ventilators 'Created in China' to help the world breathe easy

    By ZHENG YIRAN in Beijing and PEI PEI in Shenzhen, Guangdong | China Daily

    Updated: March 27, 2020

    Employees work on the production line of a ventilator manufacturing company in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province. [Photo/Xinhua]
    Ventilator manufacturers from China are toiling day and night to meet the growing demand for their products, as healthcare workers from across the world search for effective solutions to prevent and cure the novel coronavirus outbreak.

    Demand has been such that companies have even started roping in front line executives to help in the various stages of production and shipment.

    At a ventilator manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Wang Rui, a public relations manager is busy packing newly assembled ventilators for shipment to Europe. Though she has no prior experience on the packing line, Wang is one the several volunteers the company is using to meet the growing demand from hospitals across Europe and the United States.

    Ventilators help patients to breathe when they are unable to do so on their own due to critical illness. Very often, they can make the difference between life and death for a patient.

    Currently, the supply of medical equipment, especially ventilators, across Europe has been worrisome. Traditional supplies account for just 10 percent of the demand, as most European countries have limited medical equipment stocks, and face constraints in improving the production capacity, said a statement from the European Commission.

    Without quick imports, the member countries will face an increasingly serious shortage of basic medical equipment, the statement said.

    On March 19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, one of the US states severely affected by the epidemic, said that the state was facing a shortage of over 30,000 ventilators. To tackle the problem, the state has already sent representatives to China to purchase 15,000 ventilators.

    "Overseas ventilator orders have been soaring. The orders are mainly from Europe. In early March, we received an order for nearly 10,000 pieces of medical equipment, mainly ventilators and monitors, from Italy. The goods have already been shipped and we expect the entire order to be completed by the middle of April," said May Li, a senior executive of medical equipment manufacturer Mindray.

    "The company has a relatively localized layout, such as in operations, sales, and after-sales, in the overseas markets. Only a small amount of our raw materials comes from overseas markets, which we have already sourced, and we have also found alternatives to them. In addition, with the increasing production capacity and the improvement of the situation in China, we see no problem in timely product deliveries," Li said.

    Li Kai, assistant to the chairman of Beijing Aeonmed Co Ltd, an anesthesia and respiratory medical equipment enterprise, said: "Our plants are working around the clock to increase production capacity as we have received orders from several countries," he said.

    He said the earlier demand for ventilators, which are normally used in the intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals, was not that high. Due to the surging demand, the company has been working frenetically to increase production capacity.

    According to a report issued by market research consultancy Wismar, the top five Chinese ventilator brands are Mindray, Aeonmed, Comen, Amoul and Superstar.

    During the first six months of last year, China exported respiratory medical equipment to 166 countries and regions. In value terms, it was $360 million, up 8.41 percent on a yearly basis, said the report.

    Li Xingqian, director-general of the Department of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Commerce, said during a recent news conference that after the epidemic outbreak, China has not imposed any ban on medical material and equipment exports.

    "Chinese medical enterprises are shouldering the responsibilities of helping the world fight the virus. Regardless of profits, the world needs us," Li from Aeonmed said.

    Zhang Xun, a ventilator industry expert, said: "Chinese enterprises have completed the transformation from 'Made in China' to 'Created in China' and become an integral part of the global respiratory product market."

    In the fight against the epidemic, Chinese medical equipment has not only met domestic demand, but also served the international community with aplomb, he said.
     
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    During the pandemic, the US has resorted to cruel sanctions on Iran and Venezuela to hurt innocent people, and spreading racism and xenophobia against Chinese people. Meanwhile China has provided medical equipment, medicines, and medical experts around the world to help the countries and people in need.

    This is the difference between an imperial empire and a responsible stakeholder in the international community doing its best to help the world.

    This is a changing of the guard moment in world history.
     
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    Chinese medical supplies arrive in Serbia amid COVID-19
    Xinhua
    Updated: March 27, 2020

    Employees at the Nikola Tesla airport unload medical supplies sent from China to help country's fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) outbrake in Belgrade, Serbia, March 21, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

    BELGRADE -- A large shipment of medical equipment for fighting COVID-19, with the help of the United Nations and the European Union (EU), arrived here from China on Thursday.

    The shipment brought clinical and portable ventilators, masks, suits and testing kits, part of which are donated by China and its companies, said Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who went to airport to welcome the critical shipment.

    She called the flight "a beautiful example of how the world can unite in difficult times, for Serbia and globally."

    "The world, and especially Europe, are going through the most difficult times since the end of the World War II and solidarity and togetherness are the most important, so that we could beat this fierce virus COVID-19," she said.

    Brnabic said the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the EU have helped facilitate the flight from Tianjin, China.

    Chinese companies donated equipment worth several million euros, she said.

    "Today's event indeed shows very well the solidarity of humankind. You can see that Serbia, China, EU and UN -- we are all working together, doing our best and fighting together against the COVID-19 virus," said Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo.

    A major donation from HBIS, a major Chinese steelmaker which employs more than 5,000 people in its Serbian branch, includes 100,000 N95 masks, 30,000 medical face shields, 25,000 COVID-19 test kits and other protective equipment.

    "We hope that our friends will overcome these difficulties as soon as possible," said Song Sihai, director of HBIS Serbia.

    So far 452 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Serbia with seven deaths.







    Beijing gives aid to 89 countries
    By Wang Qingyun | China Daily
    Updated: March 27, 2020

    The Chinese government has provided aid to 89 countries and four international organizations
    to battle the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and is planning further support, a senior official said on Thursday.

    Deng Boqing, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, said the 89 countries are in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and the South Pacific.

    He spoke at a briefing held by the State Council Information Office, adding that the aid was in medical supplies and technical assistance. The supplies include test kits, face masks, protective clothing, goggles, forehead thermometers and ventilators, while the assistance is offered mainly by medical experts sent to other countries, Deng said.

    China has sent medical experts to Iran, Iraq, Italy, Serbia and Cambodia to help them fight the virus.

    It is China's responsibility to support the international community in tackling the outbreak, and such support helps lower the risk of the virus coming across the border to the nation, which is threatened by imported cases and sporadic local cases, Deng said.

    The outbreak's severity and a request for support from China are among the factors China considers when making aid plans, which are determined after discussion with recipient countries, he said.

    China has worked within its ability to provide the aid while ensuring that its domestic needs for medical resources are met in the first place, Deng said.

    Another important part of China's contribution to the global battle is sharing its experience. Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, said the commission has compiled an up-to-date version of diagnosis and treatment plans, as well as other technical documents, and shared them with 180 countries and more than 10 international and regional organizations.

    The methods and techniques China devised to control the disease are "invaluable", Zeng said.

    The commission has also conducted in-depth exchanges with the international community, he said, adding that it has held about 30 videoconferences on technical issues with over 100 countries and regions.

    On March 12, the commission and the World Health Organization held a videoconference to share China's experience with representatives from 77 countries and seven international organizations who attended. It was viewed by over 100,000 people online, Zeng said.

    China also is also among the countries working to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus. Xu Nanping, vice-minister of science and technology, said China's recombinant adenovirus vector vaccine entered clinical trials on March 16.

    Chinese firms also are working with counterparts in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom to develop other types of vaccines for the novel coronavirus, Xu said. The best results come through joint research and the sharing of achievements, he said.
     
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    Don't use it, simple as that, bye.
     
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    I am surprised u didn't get wallop in Canada or US or being a Chinese.
     
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    In their life many of them shaming China.

    And now in the critical times like this, the one that Save their life and their Loved ones is Chinese Made Products.

    Pathetic
     
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    If you buy cowdung brand, it might fail. I wonder why you guys keep buying our failing products in the billions year after year? Are you guys retarded or something lolol
     
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    Do you have extra ventilators?
     
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    Mindray and aeonmed are good brands, they are exporting them by the thousands. The 10k bed hospitals were supplied by them.
     
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    I hope Chinese donates them to Pakistan
     
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    I believe China is sending in alot of relief to Pakistan and Iran
     
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    No, we don't buy your failing products. We make you to make products designed by US and QC'ed up to our standards. Chinese brands don't do well here. As you said, we don't buy chinese designed junk products.

    None of which is working. Tests failing and even Chinese masks are useless.
     
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    Hahaha sure sure... I heard xiaomi our junk brand is selling quite well there. Our trains, tbm, telecom equipment, airport scanners port machinery drug APIs power equipment are not US branded and yet you buy them in the billions.

    That's 50 60 billion in surplus hero. Your starving yindoos under curfew now could surely use some rotis.
     
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