上海人民广场降半旗 向抗疫牺牲烈士和逝世同胞志哀


布兰斯塔德大使Moving Forward TogetherLast week, President Trump and President Xi had a very good, productive phone conversation regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic.  And, over the weekend, I spoke with Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang about our countries’ joint efforts to combat COVID-19.  I underscored that now is the time to look forward, and relayed my appreciation for Chinese efforts to assist our government in the export of needed medical supplies to the United States.The U.S. Embassy has already been hard at work bringing U.S. and Chinese companies together to meet the growing immediate needs for critical personal protective equipment in the United States.  And we are working closely with Chinese government officials to facilitate the shipment of those supplies out of China.  No one country can fight this battle alone, and I am confident that our two countries will continue to find ways to jointly cooperate to combat this common enemy that threatens the lives of all of us.As the entire U.S. Mission to China continues our support and concern for our Chinese colleagues who work for Embassy Beijing and our five Consulates, we now look homeward with concern for the health and safety of our own families, friends, and loved ones back in the United States.  The work we are all doing is crucial, and I encourage everyone to continue your valiant efforts to fight this pandemic.Moving forward together, I know that we will get through these difficult times.Ambassador Branstad“他的行为可能拯救了许多人的生命。”据路透社4月4日报道,在“罗斯福”号航母舰长布雷特·克罗泽被解职之后,超过12万人签署了一份请愿书,呼吁美国海军恢复其职务。截至发稿前,这份请愿书的参与人数已经超过了16万。

“今天,我们向那些在与病毒对抗过程中逝去的生命表示哀悼。北京联合国大楼下半旗。联合国驻华系统将继续与中国人民站在一起,加油中国。”上述机构声明称。

4月4日,澎湃新闻从联合国驻华系统工作人员处获悉,当日,北京联合国大楼下半旗。

为表达全国各族人民对抗击新冠肺炎疫情斗争牺牲烈士和逝世同胞的深切哀悼,国务院4月3日发布公告,决定2020年4月4日举行全国性哀悼活动。在此期间,全国和驻外使领馆下半旗志哀,全国停止公共娱乐活动。4月4日10时起,全国人民默哀3分钟,汽车、火车、舰船鸣笛,防空警报鸣响。4月3日,美国驻华大使在使馆官网、官方微博、微信公众号上发布中英文公开信《向前同行》,感谢中国帮助。全文如下:

美国驻华大使馆网站截图向前同行上周, 特朗普总统与习主席就COVID-19全球大流行进行了非常好、富有成效的电话会谈。另外,周末时,我与郑泽光副部长谈了关于我们两国打击COVID-19的共同努力。

布雷特·克罗泽。图源:路透社

这一决定引来不少网友的不满。路透社称,当地时间4月2日,有网友在请愿网站Change.org发布请愿书,呼吁美国海军给克罗泽舰长复职。截至发稿前,已有超过16万人签署请愿书,请愿人数正在朝着20万人迈进。

向前同行。我知道我们必将度过难关。

“他的行为可能拯救了许多人的生命,”请愿书中写道,“虽然他被解职了,但其安全撤离舰组人员的计划仍在进行。他是一个英雄,应该得到奖励。”

(图:美国驻华大使布兰斯塔德)