The Chinese side has always paid great attention to the safety and health of foreign citizens in China and ensure their rightful interests in accordance with law, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian at a regular press conference on Tuesday.
Since the COVID-19 broke out, China has been making maximum efforts to guarantee their needs in daily lives, epidemic prevention and medical care, and treating foreigners infected with COVID-19 in China the same way as anyone else, which has won support, appreciation and cooperation by most foreigners in China, according to Zhao.
Zhao's statement came after a question at the press conference saying recent reports claimed some foreigners complained that they were being discriminated against in China, and they thought "anti-foreign sentiment" was rising in the country.
Noting that these measures are being carried out regardless of whether people are Chinese or foreign citizens, and no extra measures were added because of foreign identity, according to Zhao.
All foreigners in China should abide by Chinese laws and regulations in epidemic control work, Zhao said.