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Drawing timely lessons from deadly coronavirus crisis

China's influence lies on not only how the country responds to the epidemic this time, but also how it responds similar events in the future. Most important is whether we can draw lessons from the epidemic, improve governance and combat bureaucracy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 21:26:40

Senators exploit doctor's death to attack China's political system

China does not want to be a US rival, but if the US continues following this strategy, it is making itself an enemy. As Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai pointed out, "We should guard against any 'political virus' that prevents China and the US from joining hands to counter our common challenges."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 22:33:34

People-to-people exchanges strengthen global mutual trust

People from all over the world share a common future. Understanding the significance of people-to-people exchanges is conducive to a country's standing and development in the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 21:22:37

NCP control shows importance attached to people's lives

China's prevention and control efforts are the strongest. We hope that relevant parties will adjust corresponding preventive measures based on the progress of the epidemic, especially the change in mortality rate.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 22:18:40

Public health education needed amid virus outbreak

Education on public health can give people knowledge on matters related to their health and life and empower people with the right approaches when confronting them. This is the lesson China should have learned after the 2003 SARS outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 21:49:45

New York Times wrong to accuse China of lacking global cooperation

In the face of the epidemic, both China and the US have more reasons to prioritize their cooperation on global health and pandemic preparedness, which may in turn promote their mutual trust and benefit future interactions between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 20:48:40

India's actions should follow words on cybersecurity

“We need to arrive at a global understanding if not a global regulation, in order that the cyberspace remains open, safe and secure,” Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said. We wish India could keep in mind its words.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 22:03:43

In epidemic battle, truth must race against rumor

Social unrest is one of the most serious consequences a public health crisis may bring. Therefore, the fight against the epidemic is also one against rumors.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 21:54:01

Virus battle China's chance to show progress

China cannot change how the world perceives it, but the world will view China's development and improvement by how it tackles each crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 22:18:46

Response to virus shows strength of Party system

As China is fighting the epidemic, some Western media are badmouthing and blackening the Chinese system. We hope that they can see the efficient operations of China's primary-level Party organizations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 20:53:40

Virus unleashes racism in Western societies

In the current era of globalization, Western racists still bear the imagination of being conqueror and ruler of the world and fail to realize that they are like a frog born at the bottom of a well and living a lifetime within it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/2 22:28:40

Epidemic shows room to better China's mega-city governance

Undoubtedly, the rapid expansion of the epidemic is closely related to the high-speed development of Chinese cities and the quick flow of factors in the whole society. Is the country's governance capable of keeping up with the high level of development? Can our disease control mechanisms cope with the huge challenges imposed?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 23:03:41

Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia a wake-up call for basic Chinese research

Time is needed for basic research. But times waits for no one. Any attempt to seek quick success and instant benefits must be avoided. However, it is time for China to increase investment, focus on talent training, team building and policy adjustments in this field.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:08:40

Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia response reflects progress in China's system

More adjustments and improvements are needed in China's governing system. In the Novel coronavirus-related pneumonia case, is it possible to release information more timely and comprehensively? It will prove to be a test of China's system. But more and more Chinese people believe the system will stand the test and improve itself amid the challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 21:43:40

Narrow minds hinder cooperation between China, Japan

Japan should treat China's rise rationally. Japan's current foreign policy toward China still has strategic vigilance against the latter as its main focus. Although Tokyo hasn't blindly followed Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy, it is being affected.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 21:38:40

Europe can benefit from China-US phase one trade deal

Some European countries are still treading on the heels of the US, especially with regard to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei and the 5G technology issue. These countries have not yet figured out how to treat Chinese companies and technologies fairly, and are still taking sides based on ideology.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 20:28:40

Time for Action

UN member states have committed to a decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. There is no time for delay.
Source: Beijing Review | 2020/1/16 21:43:37

Despite phase one deal, some Americans stuck in old mind-set

The phase one trade deal has sent a signal – treating trade conflicts as a war while viewing the opposite side as an enemy is a mistake. No country can claim victory in trade wars, but consensus between China and the US can be found, eventually.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 21:13:42