China Reports Mask Business Boom Since Biden Inauguration

China’s state-run Global Times reported on Friday that Chinese manufacturers of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are receiving an avalanche of orders from the United States and are “more than ready” to supply whatever is needed to help the Biden administration’s “serious fight” against the Wuhan coronavirus.

China exported 3.86 billion masks and almost 40 million pieces of protective clothing since March 1

China Punishes over a Dozen Officials in Face of Coronavirus Failure

The Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to minimize the latest wave of coronavirus infections have not been successful. So, on Tuesday, the northeastern province of Heilongjiang made a show of chastising 16 officials for “neglecting their duties in the viral fight,” as the state-run Global Times put it.

Health workers go back to work after after a break at La Fe hospital on March 25, 2020, in Valencia. - Spain has signed a multi-million-euro contract with China to acquire medical supplies to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the health minister said today. Worth some 432 million euros ($467 million), …