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A Letter to All Friends in Henan Province

Updated: Feb 5, 2020 Print
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Dear friends in Henan,

Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Henan Province presents its compliments to you. No matter where you come from, you have amicable feelings toward and sincere trust in China and Henan Province. Among you, many are our friends, old and new. Because of Henan, we’ve forged a shared bond which has brought us together. We’d like to express heartfelt thanks for this deep feeling you have for us.

As we all know, people across China are fighting a fierce battle against the novel coronavirus. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping at its core, the CPC Henan Provincial Committee has always put people’s safety and health first and made curbing the outbreak its primary task. We have fully implemented prevention and control measures and taken multi-sectoral approaches, achieving genuine and substantial progress. We have played our due part in the fight against the outbreak and contributed actively.

CPC Central Committee attaches great importance to the prevention and control of the virus among international friends in China. Here in Henan, we have used a combination of measures to build up protections against the outbreak, making every effort to make foreign friends feel like at home in Henan. We have ascertained the exact number of friends from other countries in the province to make sure that no one is left behind to receive services. We have launched 24h service hotline at 0371-65688846 (English).

We have issued notice across the province, requiring smooth contact channels, so that necessary guarantees and services can be provided to foreign friends. With official WeChat accounts, including “hnwqfw” (by Foreign Affairs Office of Henan Province) and “WhereZhengzhou”, we update foreign friends on the latest notice and outbreak information in various languages. We’ll work even harder and continue to improve our services to create a sound environment for foreign friends to ward off the outbreak.

Dear friends, the Communist Party of China is a party with strong ability of governance, which is fully proven by the prevention and control measures taken and work done across the country. We remain firm in our conviction that leveraging the enormous strength of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and relying on all people, China has the full confidence and capability to win the battle against the virus with concerted efforts, scientific containment and targeted policies under the strong leadership of the CPC. As always, we will continue releasing information in an open, transparent and responsible manner, strengthen coordination and cooperation, provide with necessary assistance and respond to concerns of all sides actively.

As a Chinese saying goes, “The bond brings friends together wherever they are from.” Henan is our shared home. With your understanding and support, we will have much more confidence and courage to eliminate the common threat of the novel coronavirus as early as possible.


Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Henan Province

3 February 2020

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