For two months in early 2020, China had taken very strong and effective measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. China's efforts in fighting the contagious disease through a number of policies have been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as appropriate. Its efficiency has inspired the world. The Chinese government sets a number of policies based on science and by paying close attention to the objective circumstances that change dynamically. The policies are then carried out with an admirable strict discipline by the entire stakeholders within the Chinese society. Although not all countries are fully aware of the pandemic problems, some practices in China, such as restricting traffic in the most affected provinces and cities, have been noted and followed by some countries. Some measures are worth implementing in other countries, by modifying them in order to fit in the objective situation in those countries respectively. This commentary is trying to delineate how the Chinese government responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and to draw at least five lessons.