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China's venomous critics embarrass themselves as COVID-19 now tests West governments

Despite all that it has done, China will still face anti-China critics, Cold War-like propaganda and nasty tweets. Yet, the Chinese people don't care. It seems Tim Cook doesn't either.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 21:38:41

Increasing stigmatizing of China rooted in geopolitical competition

Actually, China and Italy are sharing the same fate and showing what international solidarity really means. China and Italy are paving the way for a new form of international cooperation between nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 16:33:40

A community with a shared future, a battle needs to fight together — Initiative of the Presidium of the Belt and Road Journalists Network

In the community with a shared future for mankind, we are waves of the same sea, leaves of the same tree, and flowers of the same garden. We believe that through our joint efforts, we will ultimately defeat the epidemic worldwide. Like the rainbow after a storm, the world will be a better place to live in after the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 23:13:40

US travel ban could lead to greater alienation among NATO allies

Whether US military forces abroad will get infected is greatly related to local health conditions. If a large-scale virus outbreak occurred at US military bases worldwide, then it would have a huge impact on US global hegemony and could accelerate alienation between the US and Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 22:58:40

Can the World Health Organization be rejuvenated?

With this global sea of faith, humanity would be better able to handle future global health crises: When this happens, the world will thank China for planting the seeds that led to the establishment of communities of trust in our small global village.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 22:38:40

Hindsight shows China took appropriate measures

China's fight against COVID-19 realized the most fundamental pursuit of the people - bringing the epidemic under control. At the same time, the government has been responding to people's resentments on various issues with a positive attitude. China's efforts are not as bad as some people have imagined. There were indeed a lot of problems to be addressed and solved. But we must be realistic in our self-estimation but not improperly belittle ourselves due to these problems. This is the proper attitude we should take.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 21:28:41

Trump's racist tweet another attempt to deflect blame

The spread of the epidemic in the US will continue for some time. Whether the emergency measures in the US will be effective remains to be seen. While the outbreak has become unavoidable in the US, Trump is deflecting attention by trying to provoke the American people's hatred of China. This will only hinder the US to fight against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 17:33:40

Freedom of the press a rarity for Chinese journalists in US

Media exchanges are an important part of people-to-people and cultural exchanges between countries, as they communicate people's sentiments. Under relentless suppression from American politicians, the living and working environment for Chinese correspondents in the US has drastically deteriorated. While we treat the American people with a kind heart, we face unjustified difficulties, restrictions and rejection by US authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 20:08:41

Westlessness or Restlessness?

The West needs to learn that the West has more presence in the non-Western world today than it can imagine. Westerners need to be warned to tame their obsession with winning or losing. They are advised to learn to appreciate mutual interdependence and push for deeper convergence between the West and the rest! Stop being restless by giving up your deeply rooted superiority complex and genuinely embracing equality! Take it easy and you will be restful!
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 19:33:42

US lacks responsibility of a superpower in face of pandemic

There is still no signal that the US is willing to help the world battle COVID-19. In this respect, the US cannot be compared to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 18:33:40

US should save us from 'globalization shock'

I look forward to a better world and better China-US relations after the global shock season of 2020 finally comes to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 17:28:40

Coronavirus fight requires enhanced globalization with improved global governance

Here are some goals all parties should work toward: establish a fairer international governance structure, let emerging powers play a greater role in the process of sound changes in global governance, build governance structures that are beneficial to the well-being of people and explore a more flexible and effective governance practice model.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 17:07:31

Many Western governments ill-equipped to handle coronavirus

It is the system that determines that epidemic prevention won't be an easy task for the West. This is why pessimistic forecasts prevail in the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 18:23:40

Will virus be a curse or a blessing for Trump's reelection?

If these measures successfully curb the virus' spread, and the US economy isn't negatively affected, this crisis may be a blessing in disguise for Trump's re-election prospects, which proves that in time of crisis and uncertainty, he is the right kind of tough leader that the US people need.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 17:48:40

US emergency declaration first step, more difficulties lie ahead: analysts

US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, which some analysts believe is an overdue but first step of the US as uncertainties loom large; while others see it as a passive move made by Trump for the sake of his re-election campaign.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 16:57:10

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

Ideological narcissism causes heavy losses to West amid outbreak

The outbreak is a global pandemic and not a game of winners and losers. However, in the early stages, Western media and political classes certainly framed it that way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 16:03:40

US politicians seek political gain commemorating Chinese doctor

It is unconscionable to use the death of the doctor, a member of the Communist Party of China, in an unwarranted smear that suggests superior morality.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 9:58:40