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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

It's the US, stupid!

We need to start by changing the deep-rooted mind-set of existing governance paradigms and begin showing global solidarity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/6 18:13:41

Free market weakens US supply chain of much-needed medical supplies

Indeed, when we doff the tainted glasses of ideology, we can see that marshaling a country's economic and industrial resources to achieve a common goal is as essential as the temporary shelter-in-place policy that many of us are now abiding by. In an abnormal era, this is what we call the new normal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 18:13:41

Post-pandemic world must close governance loopholes

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries have to withstand the blow and get through the challenge as soon as possible. In the future, how to promote their governance system and enhance operation will be their priority. Where globalization heads depends on such resilience.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 16:43:41

COVID-19 blunders signal end of 'American Century'

For most people it's unfathomable that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the first global event that hasn't been led by the US since 1941. In 1941, the US was a leader in the worldwide antifascist war. During this current global fight against an invisible enemy, the US is hardly able to protect itself. The US should have been much better prepared for the outbreak considering the coronavirus came to its shores after it had rampaged through China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany and Britain.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 19:38:40

Regardless of speaker's intentions, 'Chinese virus' is racist

Regardless of the speaker's understanding and intention of choosing a word, it is the listener's feeling that matters in the judgment of the legitimacy of a word.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 14:58:40

US virus fight lacks China's courier services

In Europe and the US, there are plenty of groceries and toiletries on store shelves, but due to a lack of delivery services, people cannot stay home for extended periods. They have to go out to buy daily supplies, which has created window for the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 18:23:40

Trump govt's three big lies hurt Americans

China's image will not be dented by lies which will however ultimately hurt Americans. There are three main “China lies” promoted by the Trump administration.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 18:38:40

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

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

New Yorkers' calm feels like the start of a horror film

The US' sluggish start could be attributed to many factors, from ideological and cultural differences, to the artificial calm instilled by top leaders during an election year, and human nature that numbs us to problems from afar. This is not the time for psychoanalysis, because there is no time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 15:28:40

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' efforts to cozy up to Vietnam won't work

Vietnam is always cautious in terms of its cooperation with other powers. This was the case with China, and it will be the same with the US. After all, a US-Vietnam partnership would be nothing like the partnerships the US has with Japan, South Korea and even the Philippines. It is likely to never be so.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 22:28:40

Chinese workers' basic needs push production resumption amid virus fight

China's reform and opening-up has created opportunities for individuals and families to build wealth, giving them hope for a moderately prosperous life. This is the basic driving force behind China's economic rise. The impetus for restoring production during the on-going epidemic comes from the basic needs of these ordinary people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:28:21

Five battles that China must win in 2020

Describing China's state of overcoming tough challenges in 2020 with words such as "battle" and "war" does not indicate the Chinese people are aggressive. It expresses their awareness of the difficulties and their determination to settle them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 20:46:30

When wearing a mask invites discrimination against immigrants in the West

These days overseas Chinese are debating whether they should wear a mask to avoid being infected by the virus, or not wear a mask to avoid discrimination. The debates are never conclusive but have caused greater confusion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:18:40