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Will coronavirus bring world to dark age?

Indeed, humanity has reached an unprecedented moment of crisis. We have to collaborate and unite to avoid entering a dark age.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/29 18:18:45

West should seek fair stories and modernize its minds about China

The Chinese have the final say of what kind of a country China is. Western media might well be reminded that they should, and need as well, to report on China's changes with a more inclusive and open manner. Indeed, they might find inspiration and fresh understandings of China if they travel to Beijing's outskirts, to such suburban districts as Huairou, Miyun, or Yanqing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/22 15:58:40

Overly political correct in US losing the plot

When the real racists are well shielded by their indifference to the cries of protesters, those who are sympathetic are bleeding from the wounds left by the steamroller of anti-racism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/19 16:53:40

China won't watch globalization die

Globalization will not die. The process of globalization is a part of the process of human civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 18:28:40

Chinese are drawing a super map

During the fight against COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese have utilized smartphones to get informed where new infections were spotted, where the infected people had been to, and which cities and even which districts were under higher risks of infection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 18:33:40

Asian Americans rally against all hate as COVID-19 fuels fanatics

Earlier in May, the Asia Society of Southern California hosted an event called "Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID." This was done to fight back against a rising wave of anti-Asian verbal and physical assaults in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 18:11:58

US launches Scold War, not Cold War

History shouldn't be written based on US politicians' lies. China has been left with no other options but to fight back. Since April, almost all Chinese media outlets fired a battle against the US government, especially against Pompeo, the true culprit of the decline of China-US ties. The scold war, a contest of truth and historical morality, is raging on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:53:40

Never underestimate awakening of Chinese people

After the 2008 financial crisis, Chinese people fully reflected on Western countries' economic, financial and political model under neoliberalism. They confidently found China's own advantages. The Washington Consensus went bankrupt in China, and the Chinese approach was often quoted by the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 17:58:26

Wake up world: Chinese youth wave coming

Each generation of young people has their distinctive characteristics defined by the times. The ongoing changes in the national strengths of both China and other countries are influencing psychological shifts among the post-1990s and post-2000s generations in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/11 19:48:40

Love and hope amidst ignorant racism

The novel coronavirus has made the world a worse place and the recovery could be long and painful. While many people are being dragged through the mud in the chaos, Chinese living in the US have additional turmoil to deal with.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 16:18:39

Trump team is driving US to 'failed state' status

It's unthinkable that US media outlets would call their own country a “failed state.” The term was once used to describe US adversaries such as Iran and Iraq. The US think tank Fund for Peace started its annual report called Failed States Index in 2005. It has been renamed the Fragile States Index and is produced jointly with Foreign Policy magazine. It didn't take long for the US to be included in the index.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 20:13:41

New attacks on Chinatowns are blind to the facts

The Chinese Lunar New Year, which always falls in the first or second month of the Gregorian calendar, is normally the busiest time in Chinatowns across the US. Celebrations attract tens of thousands of visitors to these neighborhoods where traditions are best kept. But this year, the most important holiday for Chinese corresponded with the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, which had ignited early racial attacks against Asians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 17:33:40

COVID-19 reveals countries' differing capacity

When it comes to the prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19, countries around the world have adopted both similar and different measures. Different ways of containing the pandemic are determined by different countries' own political systems and governance. Europe and the US have similar political systems, yet their measures to rein in the virus are disparate. This shows their different state capacities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 19:43:41

Read the past, know the future

Will the year 2020 be a watershed in economic cycles like the 2008 financial crisis? A watershed like the great power structure change after the end of the Cold War in 1991? A watershed like the one in world order at the end of WWII in 1945? Or even a watershed for civilizations brought by Ferdinand Magellan's voyage in 1519?
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 19:08:40

Personal privacy vs public protection; a pandemic dilemma

Every country has to reach a delicate balance between privacy and public health. There is no perfect solution. But when lives are at stake, even as a very private person, I can see which side of the seesaw should carry most weight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 15:13:40

Lack of basic knowledge of viruses a main cause of global pandemic

A combination of raising people's awareness of viruses and the development of medicine and vaccines will boost humanity's ability to handle public health crises. After all, humans will always have to co-exist with viruses. The more we understand this adversary from nature, the better we can prepare to combat it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/15 16:38:40

Post-pandemic may be more enlightened era

Focusing only on one's national borders is limited. It's also shortsighted to play the blame game during a global pandemic. Infectious diseases are no longer a simple medical problem, nor a problem of one country. Instead, it is a problem of global ideology. When facing the spread of the Black Death, humans rethought their relations with the world, which lead to the Renaissance and produced modern civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 18:53:40

Global trust will also take a long time to heal

China-US relations are the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Due to the damage caused by the trade war and high-tech supply chain breaks, mutual trust between the two countries will be even more fragile in the postpandemic world. Therefore it's difficult to be optimistic about the future for China-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 21:23:40