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'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

Difficult for Western democracies to build new hospitals quickly: Jim O'Neill

The West is supposed to have an advantage in information openness and transparency. Why hasn't it taken preemptive measures to stop the virus from spreading rapidly even after they witnessed how the epidemic broke out in East Asia? What lessons can they learn from China? Would Western countries duplicate China's virus-control measures?
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 16:43:40

Equitable access to vaccines of vital importance: biomedical expert

The speed at which the virus has been identified is a testament to the changes in public health and the growth of scientific expertise in China since SARS and the strong global coordination through the World Health Organization (WHO). The rapid dissemination of the virus' genetic sequence by Chinese authorities enabled scientists around the world to initiate research into potential vaccines and treatments. All of this is to be commended.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 12:28:40

Capacity of state in China to deal with epidemic far more developed than Western govt: Martin Jacques

I think the great lesson is going to be that disease knows no barriers. There are no borders. It can and does go anywhere, everywhere. The initial reaction was to say this is a Chinese disease, which is absolute nonsense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 10:58:40

China has done a tremendous job in containing the virus: Afghan ambassador

I'm also amazed to see how Chinese people cooperated patiently with the government. It's not an easy time. Nobody can deny that something like a virus is a big challenge for any country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/23 12:33:39

US and China are in the same boat: Ezra Vogel

How does he analyze the current US policy toward China? Is there any possibility that the two countries will decouple? Ezra Feivel Vogel (Vogel) shared his insights in an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) special reporter Wen Yan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 19:03:40

US needs to decide its fundamental core interests: Mahbubani

Relations between China and the US have clearly gone downhill in the past few years. What are the root causes of deteriorating ties? Can the US overcome its stereotyped views about China's rise and its political system? Are the world's two biggest powers doomed to be enemies? Kishore Mahbubani shared his insights.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:35:35

Move to multipolarity driving US-China rift

I don't think a new cold war is coming. I think there are a lot of things about the Cold War that are very different from the situation between the US and China today. Frankly, the current atmosphere and environment of globalization are two situations different from the Cold War period.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/17 19:03:41

Multilateral forums need to be relevant again

Unilateralism is on a global upsurge. As the United Nations (UN) embodies international society's pursuit of multilateralism, what solution can it provide to deal with unilateralism? How can China and the UN cooperate to maintain multilateralism worldwide?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 20:28:40

China not trying to destroy American system:Joseph Nye

China does not present an existential threat to the US like Hitler did or like Stalin did.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 17:58:39

Hong Kong's future lies in being part of China

I think that demonstrations in Hong Kong have got completely out of hand and violent. I think in many respects they can be described as nihilistic. The destruction of public property has a very bad effect on Hong Kong's economy and the viability and harmony of Hong Kong society.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:03:40

UK's attitude resembles that of a US auxiliary

Are China-UK relations still in a golden era? How will Brexit affect UK's policy toward China?
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/22 21:08:31

Reason for optimism in gloomy trade war

As trade tensions between China and the US escalate and an increasing number of analysts tend to believe that no silver lining can be seen in years to come, Stephen Orlins, president of National Committee on US-China Relations, noted he is still optimistic about the bilateral relationship in the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 22:53:40

China on course to a promising future

How far is China away from realizing its rejuvenation? How hard will the process be? How will China's development influence the world in the future? Global Times (GT) reporter Li Qingqing interviewed Professor Danilo Türk (Türk), former president of the Republic of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and a senior visiting fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on these issues
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 21:03:39

US economist urges cooperation for stable global development

Against the backdrop of US flip-flop during trade war consultations with China and intensifying Beijing-Washington rivalry, where China-US relations are heading and how they will affect the world have aroused concerns from scholars from both sides, including Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 19:05:57

Better understanding can lower China-US mistrust

Over 100 American experts on Asia, including former government officials and scholars, signed an open letter - "Making China a US enemy is counterproductive" - to oppose the China approach of the administration of President Donald Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 19:13:42

World heading toward a bipolar order: eminent scholar

Where are China-US relations headed amid profound changes in the international landscape? How will intensifying bilateral competition influence the international order?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/7 18:18:40

Iran not interested in war with US: envoy

Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, Iranian Ambassador to China, shared his views over concerns about the Iran-US relationship, including chances of a war breaking out between the two, Tehran's perspective about the future of the Iran nuclear deal and what Europe can do as a mediator.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 18:24:10