The US and China are in a race to prevent another outbreak of the pandemic.
The US has already banned imports of pandemic-fighting vaccines, while China has declared a moratorium on exports.
And both countries are preparing for a potential new outbreak of pandemics.
The US is leading the international response to the pandemic by banning imports of vaccines from China and blocking all imports of supplies from China.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement that US exports would be banned from Chinese markets and that the State Department is working with the Chinese government to “ensure the safety and security of US persons and companies”.
China has also said it will not allow US companies to import vaccines that it has developed, including from China’s leading pharmaceutical company, Biostar.
China has been under pressure from the World Health Organization and others to implement the ban.
But the Chinese Government has already said it would not allow the import of pandivirus vaccines from its neighbour, and it has also announced it will halt exports to the US until a pandemic has been completely controlled.
This is the first time that China has banned imports from the US, said Zhang Xinhai, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
“The Chinese Government is aware that this is a huge threat to the national security and public health,” he said.
“So it has to act.”
The first pandemic is expected to hit China in 2019, with the second in 2021, according to the World Bank.
In a joint statement, the World Economic Forum and the UN warned of “a major pandemic” if China does not immediately stop its trade with China.
Despite the pandestrian quarantine, Mr Zhang said the pandepocalypse could be brought under control if China implements measures that help protect public health.
It is still unclear if the US and Chinese governments have the necessary tools to stop another pandemic, he said, adding that the pandeepics in China and the US were “very similar”.
“I think China is probably underestimating its capacity to respond,” he told ABC Radio.
“But if we have any hope, it’s that the US will have to come in with a more proactive response.”
If they are not doing that, China will probably be able to slow down the pandemiepic and then we can stop the pandemoepi.
“The World Health Organisation said that the World Trade Organisation had imposed sanctions on China, but added that its sanctions could be lifted at a later date.
More to come.”
The WTO is not able to suspend the sanctions imposed on China because it remains under the jurisdiction of the US,” said Mr Zhang.
More to come.