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The US is grave of the weak, the old, the poor, and minorities

The death toll of COVID-19 in the US passed 100,000 on Wednesday, the biggest shame for the superpower in more than a century. It reflects the decline of the US political system and the government's blatant dereliction of duty. But no officials were jailed or sacked.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/29 0:44:00

Meng ruling makes Ottawa new front line between Washington and Beijing

In the following moves to contain China, the US may escalate its claim saying that China's smart manufacturing threatens the whole industrial chain of the US system. The US strategy to strangle Huawei has rung alarm to the Chinese government and the Chinese companies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 20:53:40

Conclusion and mission on COVID-19

Everyone wants to turn the page on COVID-19 as soon as possible. But lessons are inevitable. And it's up to each of us to decide if those lessons are right.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 18:38:41

100,000-plus American COVID deaths, Trump's art of the deal?

Just as Washington Post's opinion writer Paul Waldman put it, "Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?" When innocent ordinary Americans are suffering from the Trump administration's inaptitude, its moral culpability becomes clearer every day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 16:00:22

Meng ruling by Canadian court outrageously wrong

The ruling is a failed judgment. It has deeper implications. It is well known that the Meng case was tainted by the Trump administration's interests, and that Canada has foolishly chosen to be caught up in the middle of the two largest powers in the world. Both China and Canada have been victims of US hegemony.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 10:57:18

US virus death toll a new stain on its human rights record

Now, it's impossible for the US to count on Trump's leadership to contain the epidemic. The inflection point won't appear until a miracle drug or vaccine is developed, or the novel coronavirus naturally becomes less infectious, or Trump loses the election. Before that, more Americans will have to struggle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 8:23:40

Facing Western public opinion calmly makes China ideologically stronger

No normal countries have kept “diplomatic” relations with Taiwan. Those which have official contact with the island are being very cautious when making relevant moves. Yet, China cannot hold others' tongues when it comes to the Taiwan question. China would seem to have lost the game if we get ourselves into a wrangle with such congress members and public opinion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 22:32:57

Despite discords with China, UK won't totally tilt toward US

For Britain in the post-Brexit era, it needs to proactively win China's support. The UK must maintain a delicate diplomatic balance with different major countries otherwise it will be dragged into a dilemma. The UK, unlike Australia, may not completely tilt toward the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 18:59:26

Asian Americans rally against all hate as COVID-19 fuels fanatics

Earlier in May, the Asia Society of Southern California hosted an event called "Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID." This was done to fight back against a rising wave of anti-Asian verbal and physical assaults in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/27 18:11:58

Nixon's China translator views 'decoupling' as foolish

"Sino-American relations are clearly the worst they have been" since former US president Richard Nixon reached out to top Chinese leaders in the early 1970s, said Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations. He believes there are limits on how far the so-called China-US decoupling can go. However, the current bilateral antagonism will take decades to repair.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 16:59:48

US soft power declining because of its COVID-19 pandemic bungling

COVID-19 is rapidly emerging as a soft power touchstone for global diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 22:07:47

US' sanction threat over China no bigger than bluffing

These forces in the West therefore have altered course to sanction China in an attempt to hinder the country's development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 19:42:45

World trade, from bad to worse?

Today, the irony is that the very countries that once championed free trade and the international arrangements that make free trade possible are closing up borders and raising obstacles to the free flow of goods and services.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 13:03:40

Africa may learn from China's political path to revitalize its own development plans

It is high time that leaders of Africa revisited their political constructions, and formulate one that is underpinned by ideologies and development-oriented policies, like the CPC does.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 19:53:40

West legally wrong to object to HK security law

The HKSAR is a legal and sovereign component of China, with its Basic Law constitution (and specified autonomies) that are willed by the NPC, which issues such formal powers as China's central legislative body. Hong Kong has designated autonomy, but it is not something "independent" of China. It is legally and constitutionally part of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/25 16:41:01

China-US ties have arrived at unexpected low

We must dispel the fears of some people that Chinese society may become more conservative as a result of the growing rivalry between China and the US. While strengthening cohesion, we should create more conditions conducive to increasing the vitality of our society. This is one of the key directions to improve social confidence, and it is especially important to unite the intellectuals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 23:13:40

Chinese professors dismiss 'wolf diplomacy' theatrics

China's tough diplomacy against provocations is a reasonable response to defend national interests. How can such a diplomacy be regarded as “wolf warrior” diplomacy? If China's diplomacy is “wolf warrior” diplomacy, then what should US diplomacy be called? Perhaps “lion roar” diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 22:03:40

US launches Scold War, not Cold War

History shouldn't be written based on US politicians' lies. China has been left with no other options but to fight back. Since April, almost all Chinese media outlets fired a battle against the US government, especially against Pompeo, the true culprit of the decline of China-US ties. The scold war, a contest of truth and historical morality, is raging on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/24 21:53:40