Dawn Liu and Linda Givetash1h ago / 11:23 AM UTCChinese officials have rejected claims of discriminatory policies towards Africans in how they are fighting the coronavirus spread on Monday, arguing that the country treats foreign nationals as equal to own its citizens. Reuters reported that several African ambassadors said heightened measures in China to prevent the disease spread have led them to be mistreated, harassed and even ejected from their homes. But China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday it values the safety of all foreign personnel and had treated African students who had fallen ill within its borders. “The Chinese people always see in the African people partners and brothers through thick and thin. China-Africa friendship is unbreakable as it is deeply rooted in this land,” his statement said.Meanwhile 108 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the Chinese mainland on Sunday — the highest number seen in five weeks.Kristen Welker, Monica Alba, Carol E. Lee and Geoff Bennett2h ago / 10:48 AM UTCTrump eager to restart economy by May despite risksWASHINGTON — With his hoped-for Easter timeline having come and gone, President Donald Trump now appears more determined than he has ever been to open up the economy with

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