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Western conceit continues to cost lives

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to threaten global security, with the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rising Monday to 113,584, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. China reported just 46 new infections and 27 new deaths, while the remaining 3,610 new cases and 71 deaths were confirmed by 101 countries and regions outside China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 12:23:40

Stigmatizing face masks undermines epidemic control in the West

Western governments should be more active in the battle against the COVID-19, and learn lessons from China, which is on the frontline of the fight and has gained precious experience, and do whatever they can to protect their people – even in nontraditional ways.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 17:58:40

The US owes an apology to the world

The US founding fathers hoped the country would be humble, pursue freedom, call for unity, and contribute to the well-being of every American and all of humanity. But how are you conducting yourselves now? US politicians today should apologize to the great American founders!
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 17:23:40

US politicians incite populism, gamble with people's health

By inciting populism, to what extent can US politicians increase their approval rate? In fact, the effect is limited. Some Americans may be dissatisfied with US politicians' response to the epidemic, and thus some have placed the blame on China. Their supporters may buy it, because they agree with almost everything the politicians say, but they may pay a heavy price.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 12:38:40

The US wants to get out of Afghanistan so it can deal with China

Once extremist Muslims return to power in Afghanistan, this could also bring potential instability to China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. This serves the US strategy of great power competition. The US is now eager to get out of Afghanistan even if it means disregarding the very real potential that Afghanistan will be swamped by extremist violence. Allowing extremist Muslim forces to move eastward could also very well be an intended consequence of the US deal with the Taliban. The US-Taliban deal has done little to clear the muddy waters of the Afghan war.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 22:18:40

India's attempt to provoke China over Da Cui Yun incident must be countered

Last year, the Indian Navy blatantly expelled a Chinese scientific research vessel on the high seas near the Andaman Islands, and this year India created an excuse to seize the Da Cui Yun vessel. China must firmly counter India's provocative actions, and Chinese companies must seek compensation through legal channels.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 16:28:40

US govt unlikely to take extreme measures during election year: US health economist

But during an election year, the White House administration will be very cautious in implementing extreme measures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 14:33:02

Fighting COVID-19 with AI: efforts and lessons from China

Not only the collection and use of personal information needs to be regulated, accountability for the use of AI also needs extensive discussions, policy design, and action. Such efforts are not only essential for China, but also provide useful insight on global coordination.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 11:11:57

Jesse Watters attacks wrong target for US' failure in tackling COVID-19

Most Western media outlets are run by capitalists who have complicated connections to political circles. Such being the case, when these media outlets try to use racist words to incite hatred and shift blame, it is quite clear why they are doing so and what they are up to.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 20:13:40

Global coronavirus epidemic not the time for narrow-minded political games

It's natural that COVID-19 has become an issue in the election campaign. It fueled fierce disagreements between Republicans and Democrats instead of generating a calm debate about necessary actions, such as support of medical workers and how poor citizens will pay for testing and hospitalization. Public crises should only ever be managed responsibly and with international cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 20:08:44

Make America healthy again!

Making America healthy again is indeed in the interest of China. China's economy can't ramp up again if the rest of the world continues to slide into the abyss of a dangerous epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 17:53:41

CIA needs to look in the mirror before pointing fingers at China

While the US resorts to nearly every possible means to collect intelligence, some of which even seriously break the moral ground, it continues to lash out at China calling it a cybersecurity threat, which is the classical practice of a thief crying "Stop thief."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 13:29:40

Chinese NGO donates epidemic prevention materials to S. Korea

A donation ceremony was held at the South Korean embassy in Beijing on Wednesday, during which 10,000 protective outfits, 100,000 medical masks and 2,000 kilograms of disinfectants were donated to South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 13:23:40

Will epidemic become a 'black swan' for US election?

Biden is likely to stress the importance of China-US relations, but will also pressure China on issues such as trade, intellectual property rights and even human rights. As a political veteran, Biden is well aware that the Taiwan question is the most important and most sensitive core issue in bilateral relations and he is unlikely to play the fool with the one-China principle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 0:55:54

US forces the burden of peace in Afghanistan upon Central and South Asian countries

Moreover, China will also get involved in the construction of a China-Pakistan railway and a China-Afghanistan road, as well as 5G development in Afghanistan, to provide more opportunities for the peace process to succeed in Afghanistan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 0:18:40

Are voters ready for Sanders' socialism?

If competition exists between the governance models for various countries, the focus should be put not only on high technology, but also on which country has the ability to effectively reduce poverty and enable low-income people to enjoy more equitable healthcare, education, and job opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 18:28:40

Washington's handling of coronavirus demonstrates political flaws, healthcare woes

This was a reflection of bureaucracy within the US government, which is not ready to face an emergency like the outbreak of the COVID-19. Hence, the insufficient parts of such a mechanism are revealed in the confusion of contradictory official statements, delayed announcements and a lack of transparency.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 17:53:40

How coronavirus reveals weakness in US healthcare system

While many problems remain, I am confident as I witness the Trump administration definitely strengthening the middle class over the past four years. Let's hope they reign in the excesses of the billionaires and address the serious weaknesses of healthcare sector. I have a sense the arrival of this coronavirus will act as an impetus to address both.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 14:38:40