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China's anti-virus aid out of goodwill, responsibility, not atonement

An absurd theory is emerging in international public opinion. It maliciously suggests that China is “culpable” for the global coronavirus pandemic, and that what the country is doing – such as providing foreign assistance – is an atonement for its “sins.” Such rhetoric is completely groundless and is nonsense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 22:38:40

Pushing decoupling strangles China-US virus cooperation

For those who advocate China-US decoupling and are wearing China-made masks, don't you feel embarrassed?
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:43:40

Federal, state dysfunction hampers US virus fight

Since the viral outbreak of COVID-19 in the US, there have been a number of serious clashes between the federal and state governments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 21:13:40

COVID-19 blunders signal end of 'American Century'

For most people it's unfathomable that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the first global event that hasn't been led by the US since 1941. In 1941, the US was a leader in the worldwide antifascist war. During this current global fight against an invisible enemy, the US is hardly able to protect itself. The US should have been much better prepared for the outbreak considering the coronavirus came to its shores after it had rampaged through China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany and Britain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 19:38:40

'Commitment, competence, and readiness' turned the tide in China's virus fight

The coronavirus is posing an increasingly tough challenge to the entire world. What can China's successful experience offer? What role does it play in the global anti-virus fight? What's behind some Western politicians' slandering of China's efforts? Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, chairman of The Kuhn Foundation and recipient of the China Reform Friendship Medal (2018), shared his insights on these issues and more with Global Times (GT) reporter Yan Yunming.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 18:33:40

Ill-intentions behind criticism of donations that links current shortages in Australia

The global pandemic is not local or regional. It transcends borders and threatens the entire human race. A global existential crisis calls for global efforts. At this most challenging time, it undermines the global joint virus fight if one continues stirring up political biases and prejudices.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 15:58:40

International landscape roiling with changes brought by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is also reshaping the content and form of international strategic communications. In the past, US-led Western countries alone engaged in exchanges regarding major global issues. With the increasing number of severe non-traditional security challenges, however, communication between major developing countries and developing and developed nations is increasing. Not only are political, security, and economic issues being discussed. Non-traditional security challenges such as the financial crisis, terrorism, and public health have become priority topics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 13:48:40

Politicizing China's anti-epidemic aid stems from bias

China is willing to offer help if any country is in need, but for those who keep smearing China's foreign assistance, they had better not use any China-provided supplies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:47:20

India must walk a fine line between containing virus and keeping economy running

India and China share a number of similarities. They both have populations exceeding 1 billion and both are developing countries. China's successful COVID-19 fight, which featured rapid mobilization of resources and timely public warnings and deep coordination between the government and the people, are lessons India and other countries should heed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 19:08:41

Humanity's shared destiny must include global health security

The coronavirus outbreak helps us recognize the community with a shared destiny is not an empty idea. Building such a community is not an abstract concept or illusory notion, but a guiding ideology and roadmap that will effectively address global challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 16:48:40

China and US must rescue fragile political ties

Trump said that “China has been through much and has developed a strong understanding of the Virus” after his phone call with President Xi. The timely conversation between the two heads of state is vital for the two countries to carry out substantial cooperation on the coronavirus, although there are obstacles ahead. If the hurtful rhetoric of people like Pompeo continues, not only Americans but the entire world will suffer.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 16:43:40

US political elites attempt to save economy before people's lives

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he hopes to “have the country opened up” by April 12, Easter Sunday. The plan obviously places political interests above the health of millions of Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 18:48:40

China's experience beam of hope in global COVID-19 fight

The special G20 summit on March 26 was a very important, timely and a remarkable meeting. The meeting marked two firsts in the G20's 20-year history: The first is a video conference for the first time; Second, for the first time the theme of the conference is to cope with COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 14:23:40

Global solidarity crucial to fight against pandemic

COVID-19 is the enemy of all people and one of the greatest non-traditional security challenges and economic risks ever faced. No country can stand alone in this storm. Shifting responsibility will not solve problems but intensify conflicts. Only through cooperation and practical actions can we overcome our difficulties together.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 11:58:40

8 reflections from China's experience in fighting COVID-19

To wipe out the virus, China's successful experience is extremely helpful and enlightening, as China knows the pain and is getting through it. Here are at least eight crucial takeaways the world can learn from China's measures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 20:43:40

Regardless of speaker's intentions, 'Chinese virus' is racist

Regardless of the speaker's understanding and intention of choosing a word, it is the listener's feeling that matters in the judgment of the legitimacy of a word.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 14:58:40

Neoliberalism aids rapid spread of virus

A virus knows no borders, and the epidemic is the common enemy of humanity. The international community needs to strengthen cooperation, jointly respond to the COVID-19 and finally win the battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 13:13:40

G20 comes to the fore again

There is no substitute for concerted multilateral action. For this, we happen to have an instrument that seems made-to-order for this extreme emergency. The G20 should once again come to the fore and do the needful.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 14:48:40

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