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Personal privacy vs public protection; a pandemic dilemma

Every country has to reach a delicate balance between privacy and public health. There is no perfect solution. But when lives are at stake, even as a very private person, I can see which side of the seesaw should carry most weight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 15:13:40

White House, US media wrangling costing lives

Historically, every time the US encounters a major crisis, the president's approval rating will ascend to a certain extent. So it is normal that Trump's support once reached the highest since he took office. However, if the epidemic continues to run out of control, his reelection will be subjected to a negative impact.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 14:52:05

West feels challenged by China's new 'Wolf Warrior' diplomacy

Perhaps the West is wary of China's “Wolf Warrior” style of diplomacy because it's not afraid to expose the true face of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 11:18:40

Following Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy to build a community with a shared future for mankind through international cooperation against COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has dragged the whole human race into a fierce war with a highly infectious disease on a global scale. Facing the sudden and unprecedented attack of a virus unknown before, the Chinese people are pulling together with the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 9:02:21

Trump's WHO funding halt rash but typical

Undermining the WHO amid the global pandemic can only fuel the virus. If the US doesn't resume funding after its review, other WHO members will have to increase contributions to fill the gap to allow the organization to function as efficiently as possible. The US will likely want to renegotiate its share of funding and China may inevitably become a bigger contributor.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 1:13:40

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

COVID-19 pushes world to a turning point

We need also to take seriously the many other threats in the world: wars, extreme nationalism, climate crisis, destruction of biodiversity, extreme poverty, massive inequality of income, and a billion people in the world living in extreme deprivation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 22:03:41

Positive new consensus on China emerging in EU

A new era is rising and the China proposed Belt and Road Initiative will upgrade to provide health issues and management crisis coordination. No one can say no to this. In this sense, a wider consensus is emerging in Italy towards China, which will reinforce the building of a community of a shared future. Something we need, something we in Europe are asking for.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 19:53:40

US sailor's death a needless tragedy in a faulty strategy

The US Navy's provocative missions in China's territorial waters, including in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits, are likely to be stepped down as the navy deals with containing the coronavirus on board its ships. However, the US military will likely continue it aerial reconnaissance of China's territorial waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 19:03:40

Trump re-election desire keeps anti-China stereotypes alive

The coronavirus situation in the US is bad enough now, and Americans can only wait for it to become worse, as their president is busy with the “China bashing” game. This is the very pitfall of the US political system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 16:48:40

Inept COVID-19 fight dims Chinese view on US system

In the past, many Chinese people didn't have a clear understanding of the US system. They simply believed that the great national power of the US was connected to its system. After seeing the US government's handling of the epidemic, many Chinese have realized that this is not entirely the case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 12:09:41

US military threatened by COVID-19 still insists on showing off might

With its preoccupation of the “China threat” theory, the US is failing to recognize that the coronavirus pandemic is its main adversary, not China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 19:03:40

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

VOA trounced by Trump for impartial reporting on China

By blaming China, Trump is trying to duck responsibility for his failures. Casting blame on US media is part of the internal strategy of his administration. Unfortunately, this is not how the US will solve its problems.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 1:18:39

Shameless China-bashing led to US coronavirus catastrophe

The US government's performance has been the worst in the global fight against the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 0:48:39

Second opportunity shouldn't be missed to learn from China

This second opportunity to learn from China should not be missed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 0:28:39

US hegemony in peril amid COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the ups and downs, the general trend of globalization is irreversible. Since the US is somehow willing to give up its constructive role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the history will inevitably move forward to completely turn the page of US hegemony.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/11 15:48:40

US virus prevention efforts have become a farce that is no longer amusing

If US politicians and the larger American society don't reflect on their own shortcomings and continue to shift the blame on others, and among each other, then the entire American population will be in the dark.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/11 11:33:40