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Obama-Trump feud shows US' virus fight still unfocused

The performance of the Trump administration amid the epidemic apparently is too poor to keep the former president silent. With over 1.4 million infections and nearly 90,000 deaths, it's fair to say the US coronavirus response is one of the worst in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 21:31:08

Washington calculates international obligation, benefit

The US has shocked the world in its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even former US president Barack Obama said Saturday that many "folks" in charge "aren't even pretending to be in charge."
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/17 22:45:47

Giving up COVID-19 fight a betrayal to mankind

There is no miracle. All countries must treat the coronavirus seriously and make decisions based on scientific analysis instead of political interests. Giving up the COVID-19 fight and letting it spread freely would be a betrayal to all mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/14 20:55:32

UK needs another miracle out of COVID-19 mess

The UK wasted a few weeks' time when China fought hard against the virus, and when Italy began to see a surging number of confirmed cases of the disease on the European continent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/13 19:49:56

Previous disasters prepare China for COVID-19 fight

The effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control work has been proven in the first phase of China's virus fight. There is no doubt that China will sustain the anti-virus outcome, and achieve success in defeating the virus while resuming work and production.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 20:53:07

Disrespect for science hurts US' COVID-19 battle

Why should people's lives be "sacrificed" when there are safer ways to restore consumer confidence, such as the government's effective protection for public safety? How many American people are willing to "sacrifice" their lives for the country's economy? What has happened to democracy and human rights?
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/11 20:22:57

US should focus on tackling virus, not geopolitical rivals

In the election year, both Republicans and Democrats are focusing on politicizing the pandemic and turning it into a trial of strength and influence with China. But the very lesson the US should learn from the pandemic is that the biggest threat facing the US is not its perceived geopolitical rivals such as China, but the great nature.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/10 21:23:40

To safeguard national security, it is time for China to build up nuclear deterrent

I suggested in a Weibo post on Friday that China should increase its nuclear warheads to 1,000 in a relatively short time span, and to procure at least 100 DF-41 strategic missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/9 19:43:13

China could nonchalantly shrug Western, US idiocies

China needs to adopt an indifferent attitude to the idiocies of the US government and a couple of its diehard supporters. Their political system determines that many politicians have a big mouth. So, how can they be kind to China in rhetoric?
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/9 13:22:56

China needs to increase its nuclear warheads to 1,000

China needs to expand the number of its nuclear warheads to 1,000 in a relatively short time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/8 13:40:49

US culprit for tearing the world apart amid pandemic

Only by firmly standing together to confront daunting challenges as a united global community can people be stronger in dealing with global catastrophes and pandemic in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/7 17:13:24

Fundamentalist myopia drives US campaign against China

Pompeo and some US politicians must face up to China's unstoppable rise. Such deep-rooted fundamentalism, which regards different civilizations as adversaries, is the biggest threat to world peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 21:58:40

Global cooperation will plug loopholes the US creates

Cooperation is the most effective solution to fix that loophole. But if the world cannot keep a sober head on this, there will probably be a more profound crisis waiting for humanity after the pandemic is gone.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/29 21:23:40

EU faces dilemma of following US' China policy

How to treat China's rise was already a difficult task for the bloc. After the pandemic broke out, the West, including the EU, finds itself confronted with another challenge, namely whether to acknowledge that China has a capacity Western countries aren't equipped with – the capability to resolve problems in a crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 22:08:40

White House fools American people to shirk responsibility

The US government has become infamous for repeatedly ducking responsibility on China over its own failings. If the US triggers a domino effect by stripping China of its sovereign immunity, it will probably be disdained by all other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 21:08:40

Washington should right wrongs while they can

Respecting medical science is perhaps the most significant thing to do right now. The pandemic is far from over and the US has a lot to learn from the experience of others, including China. If Washington attaches importance to people's lives, it should shelve its ideological difference and attacks against Beijing, and right wrongs before it is too late.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 21:48:40

Ex-colonialists should prepare for China's counterpunch

There is no logic and no rationale that China has to bear infamy and compensate for mistakes it has never made. Is it that in the mind of many Westerners Chinese are born inferior to white people, so they never believe the Chinese can do anything better than them?
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 21:18:41

Trump needs to explain high COVID-19 death toll in the US

The number of confirmed cases in the US is still growing at the speed of more than 20,000 every day, and over 40,000 people have died of the coronavirus. The world needs to ask why.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 21:33:40