mandag 3. februar 2020

Chinese ambassador to Israel likens coronavirus bans to Holocaust

China’s acting ambassador to Israel has apologised after likening the closures of several national borders to Chinese citizens to the turning away of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Dai Yuming told reporters at a English-language press conference in Tel Aviv that the “errors to limit or even ban entries of Chinese citizens” reminded him of “the old days, the old stories that happened in world war two, the Holocaust, the darkest days in human history”. “Millions of Jewish were killed, and many, many Jewish were refused when they tried to seek assistance from other countries. Only very, very few countries opened their door, and among them is China,” Dai said.