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China returns favor to EU when US help is absent

A global pandemic calls for global solidarity not narrow-mindedness. Helping Europe as best as we can is also helping ourselves, because no country in a globalized world is immune to the misery of others. The butterfly effect is everywhere, including the grave, potential effects of imported cases and the spill-on damage being done to the global economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 18:18:40

Pandemic may further drive Europe, US apart

Now that Europe is the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, how it copes with the outbreak is crucial to the global fight against the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 15:03:40

US steps up maritime provocations in attempt to distract China's COVID-19 fight

In the face of such provocation, China must raise its guard and should take actions, such as launching military exercises in the South China Sea. This would send a signal to the outside world, especially to the US, that the preparedness of the Chinese military in safeguarding its country has not relaxed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 19:23:40

Virus control tests solidarity of South Asia bloc

SAARC is facing several obstacles, including the ongoing poor relations between India and Pakistan. By not attending Modi's conference call, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed his distrust of India.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 19:08:40

Sharing and giving to fight COVID-19 in the globalization era

China's outbreak measures and methods were effective. They were based on simple rules of social distancing and personal hygiene. We are supposed to learn from them and implement them in our countries however possible. It is also up to China to share their experiences with the world to help other nations curb the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 18:08:40

Western political system gets a radical health check

There has been nothing like the current crisis for 100 years, so any President might struggle to get a grip on such an unprecedented challenge. But with Trump in charge, the problems of lack of preparedness, years of inadequate health funding, and a blithe disregard for the most disadvantaged members of society, are compounded by a leader who is clearly out of his depth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 17:33:41

China's virus fight projects an image of responsible major power

China has actively implemented pandemic prevention and control and achieved good preliminary results. It has demonstrated the strong national spirit of the Chinese nation that is not afraid of sacrifice and dedication to a cause.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 14:23:40

'Trump pandemic' grips the US, no escaping accountability this time

Quite a few US elites think Trump is a “barbarian.” Their disdain for Trump will increase as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It is likely that more American people will think the same way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 21:48:40

US needs to understand cooperation, not xenophobia, is the right way forward

It's high time for Westerners to cease the blame game. In the era of globalization, no country can survive all on its own. Chinese people have made great efforts and substantial contribution to curb the spread of the COVID-19. They should not be bullied and stigmatized.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/21 18:18:40

Post-COVID-19 era could bring many positive to the world

The human spirit is resilient. May we all weather this pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 17:43:40

When we need global cooperation to fight COVID-19, US practices 'America First'

NATO should take care of the real security concerns of its European member states, rather than simply showcase its military muscle. That would reveal positive reasons for its existence, perhaps stop it from inching closer to a “brain death.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 13:38:40

Tokyo Olympics on track but can't afford a false start

It will certainly be good news if Tokyo Olympics will be on schedule. But if it cannot go ahead in perfect condition, it might be better to delay for one year or so, when people's fully restored consumption desire will boost success of the Games. The quadrennial Olympic Games represent the hopes and dreams of countless athletes. That can certainly be said for the next host country too.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/20 13:33:40

Germans hear little of China's aid to Europe

The world must pool its scientific, production and logistics resources to overcome the worst pandemic in 100 years. It's no time for shortsighted partisan maneuvering.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 19:38:40

Befuddled by US orders not to wear a mask

Self-sacrifice has always been considered the highest virtue in a collective culture like China's. Many Chinese healthcare workers were infected by the virus because they didn't wear or have access to protective equipment but there was never an attempt to tell the public not to wear a mask or that they were of no use.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 18:33:40

Trump sacrifices China-US ties to cover up his mishandling of coronavirus outbreak

China has already begun providing assistance to other countries. But the US is unable even to protect itself, let alone help others. In the midst of this truly historic global health crisis, the selfishness of the Trump administration is manifest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 17:58:40

China-US ideological friction intensifies amid COVID-19

The ongoing US presidential election campaign, the bruised economy and the pandemic, it's hard to see the struggle between Beijing and Washington easing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 17:53:40

The world needs to fight the outbreak together

As always, China has put people's life and health first in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, and taken the most resolute and complete quarantine measures to treat patients, save lives and prevent the spread of the virus across the globe.
Source: China Daily | 2020/3/19 10:03:27

Journalism, mutual understanding suffer in tit-for-tat expulsions

The ball is now in the US court. If the US further escalates the media war, China will fight back and impose additional reciprocal countermeasures. China will not take the lead in stirring up tensions, but it by no means will concede in face of US provocations. The US should have learned this lesson from the trade war it launched against China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 21:53:42