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US exploiting of coronavirus crisis unworthy of a great power

To some extent, US' moves and words on the outbreak show Washington is using it as an opportunity in its competition with Beijing, which is inconsistent with the image of a responsible great power.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 20:52:14

Washington pressure tactics on Beijing are sure to boomerang

If Washington continues to pursue destructive economic policies aimed at China while it battles NCP, it will not only be seen as intolerant and immoral, but those very policies will significantly affect the US economy and others around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 18:53:40

Why the West is overreacting to coronavirus

The West hasn't been so clamorous about the outbreaks of Ebola and Swine flu viruses, even though the rate of infections and deaths of those viruses were far more than that of the novel coronavirus. Such a vivid double standard treatment by the West proves that they have been suffering from the pending replacement anxiety brought on by China's rise.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 12:58:29

Phase one deal doesn't automatically mean smooth sailing for China-US ties

For China, the best way to cope with it is to separate economic and trade issues from other matters and to resolve the challenges one at a time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 21:40:12

History will note China's strength, West's arrogance

Several years later, historians may portray the year 2020 as: "The Chinese underwent a tough time over the year. They had to battle the novel coronavirus epidemic at home, and deal with insulting attacks from some foreigners. Yet they are strong and they stay strong. This great country has weathered the year of 2020, like any year over its history of 5,000 years, and they have achieved their goal of making their lives better."
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 17:53:40

Taiwan should use the epidemic to improve cross-Straits ties, not make things worse

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia constitutes the first important event for cross-Straits relations following Tsai Ing-wen's victory in the Taiwan island's regional election. Unfortunately, judging from Tsai and her team's response, it appears they have chosen to exploit the ongoing epidemic for political gains.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/10 16:00:45

Doctor's death not an opportunity for the West to slam China

When people shared Li's words that he said before his death - "A healthy society should not have just one voice" - perhaps it's time for wiser approaches in our social governance. In an era of internet, rumors need to be suppressed, not truth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 21:36:37

Is sympathy too much to ask for from Western media?

The Chinese do not want another province or city to be sacrificed. Before that happens, we must remain steadfast in achieving our goal. While Western countries cannot help, the least they could do is refrain from using a sarcastic tone when writing about how China and the Chinese are combating the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/9 14:58:39

Hun Sen visit proves solidarity between China, Cambodia

Hun Sen's visit once again confirms that China-Cambodia friendship is a model for neighborhood diplomacy and international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/7 14:38:43

Confidence is the most lasting vaccine

The novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak has caused tremendous concern. This is understandable, and necessary preventive and control measures ought to be taken. At the same time, there is no need to panic or resort to excessive measures. Instead, confidence can serve as the most lasting vaccine against fear.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/7 0:28:04

US tendency to politicize public health emergencies a hinderance

Remarks by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the coronavirus outbreak in China could help bring jobs to America, have underscored some US politicians' lack of international morality and their propensity to treat the epidemic as a political tool. This will further complicate the public health security situation in both the US and the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 21:28:43

Trump, Pelosi spat displays existing US polarization

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, the issue of political polarization in the US will become increasingly prominent. US society will thus be further divided and is likely to last for years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 20:03:43

China deserves praise, not ill will, for efforts to curtail spread of coronavirus

Chinese people are united in this fight to end the epidemic, and are sparing no effort to save lives. China will eventually win the battle against the disease, just as it defeated SARS 17 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 19:42:37

Coronavirus a common foe the global village must fight together

We can discriminate against one another, but the virus never will. No boundary can stop it from interrupting the regular life of all of us. We were a village. Then, we were not. But in the end, whether you like it or not, the virus reminds us that we are indeed a global community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 16:28:44

Phase one trade deal eases frictions, phase two likely to encounter tougher bargaining

If agreements on the relations between governments and markets couldn't be reached between Western developed countries and immature market economies, a completely decouple between the two sides is still possible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 18:22:38

China's governance model well-suited to confronting virus outbreak

In the face of non-traditional global security issues, such as new viruses and large-scale infectious diseases, all countries must take a proactive, cooperative approach in dealing with unprecedented international challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 12:38:43

US seeks selfish gains as China goes all out to curtail coronavirus spread

Some US politicians tend to interpret non-political issues with a political thinking. They are unaware that such problems require global efforts. Certain US accusations against China are morally indecent, which may negatively influence the world's efforts to jointly address the 2019-nCoV and other similar public health issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 20:28:42

Western fear mongering hinders virus fight

Joining hand with China, which has made responsible efforts, rather than adding insult to injury, is a reasonable choice to win over the challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/4 20:08:42