China cashes in off coronavirus, selling Spain $467 million in supplies, some of them substandard -

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...Low on supplies or money, traditional American allies like Spain, Italy, France and Japan have had to turn to China for help.

...China has used its money, medical equipment and teams of doctors and nurses in a high-stakes campaign to show the world that while the United States scrambles to contain the novel coronavirus within its borders, China is busy helping America's closest allies.

...In Italy, Beijing sent more than 300 Chinese intensive-care doctors to help the country, which has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases behind China.

...Though the country has close ties with the United States, Italy has turned to China, Russia and Cuba for help.

...A few days after the supplies started arriving, China's President Xi Jinping called Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and told him that China wants to help Italy in its times of crisis and build a "Health Silk Road," NPR reported, adding that Italy was the first G7 country to endorse China's Belt and Road global infrastructure initiative.

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