Despite the oft-repeated fact that China did not disclose enough or on time the scale of the coronavirus pandemic, many countries grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak are dependent on the Chinese supply-lines from personal protective equipment for doctors to the testing kits for the novel virus. Beijing is using its experience of stopping the spread of the virus from Wuhan into other cities to help countries in the Europe, be it Italy or the UK. Compare this with the US President Donald Trump’s behaviour, who shut down the country’s borders without consulting or informing his European counterparts and seems to be drowning in the rising number of COVID-19 cases in his country.