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Xi Defends China's COVID-19 Actions, Backs 'Impartial' Review Of Pandemic Response

President Xi Jinping did not specifically refer to any of President Trump's criticisms. But he said the pandemic has exposed "weaknesses and deficiencies" in the global health system.

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