OPINION

Federal, state dysfunction hampers US virus fight


Since the viral outbreak of COVID-19 in the US, there have been a number of serious clashes between the federal and state governments.

Coronavirus generation gap

The epidemic provides a chance to improve social services to the elderly. After all, the level of care given to the elderly reflects on the development of society as a whole.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 17:13:40

My first-hand experience with US-style 'freedom of the press'

China recently revoked press credential of three journalists with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for a racist headline the newspaper published and its refusal to apologize. It's for a specific incident. Yet the US has targeted 60 employees at five separate Chinese media outlets, which reveals its intensified efforts to sour bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 10:23:40

Washington's blame game hides US prevention failure

The novel coronavirus is a common enemy of all mankind. We don't need to be distracted by America's spats at this time. We should make our own contribution to the global fight against the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 2:01:04

Afghan peace deal unlikely to end terrorism threat

The peace deal between the Taliban and the US barely means peace in Afghanistan as the Taliban is trapped in the regional terrorism challenge, limiting their ability to honor the promises in the deal assuming they intend to.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 22:48:13

Political virus puts US behind the curve of infection control

China has done its best to contain the coronavirus. This being the case, the US should start fighting the epidemic as quickly as possible. And politicians like Pompeo can make contributions as well, if they can put on masks, shut their mouths, and stop spreading political viruses everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 21:18:40

Time to pay attention to human rights in US

The newly issued report is filled with diplomatic and political antagonism. It violates the concept of human rights advocated by the UN Human Rights Council. Its only value is to remind people that it is time to pay some attention to the human rights situation in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 19:43:40

Russian people have final say over constitutional amendments

Some analysts also suspect that Putin has found a successor, and amending the Constitution will pave the way for the next president. If this is indeed the case, the West's criticism of Putin would have been without merit. As the Chinese government put it, we should respect and support the Russian people's choice.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 17:03:40

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

Coronavirus a severe test of EU's solidarity

It remains to be seen whether COVID-19 will end up promoting further integration of European health systems, but solidarity and collaboration are essential to addressing global common threats, including the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 14:48:40

COVID-19 will deal a blow to globalization; total decoupling unlikely

The coronavirus has also made countries realize the importance of international cooperation in public health. Countries should at least build some consensus on public health, no matter how tense their political relations are. In terms of public health, we need to build an information sharing mechanism which is transparent, timely and will not be hindered by political relations. After all, no country can respond to all epidemics alone.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 14:43:40

US system puts interest groups above public health

US politicians won't view and deal with the COVID-19 epidemic from the perspective of global interests and long-term interests of people. Knowing this, we'll find US' irresponsibility unsurprising.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 13:53:40

Western criticism of China proves unjustified as coronavirus victory nears

The Chinese government is determined, and the Chinese people can well discern between right and wrong and will hardly allow themselves to be at the mercy of Western-controlled international public opinion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 22:03:40

US stirs regional conflict to stem China's rise

Increasing US military presence will not change the process of integration among regional countries or push China-US ties out of control.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 21:58:40