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Otherwise, it would dent mutual trust in global public health management, the newspaper added.
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This led to Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei stopping donations to several countries, including Italy, Ireland, Poland and the Netherlands.
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The issue boils down to conflict of interest because often, the local government in charge of regulating safety standards has a stake in the manufacturing companies.
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