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Politicizing the epidemic 'disgraceful': Martin Jacques

China has done an extremely effective job in dealing with the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak and Western politicians who have politicized the epidemic and attacked China's political system as well as the leadership of the Communist Party of China are absolutely disgraceful, says a British scholar in an exclusive interview with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/29 15:38:40

US public health system leaves a lot to be desired

Debate over the Chinese and Western political systems are never-ending, but in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that has cost China and other countries dearly, some Western media outlets who are long critical about China's strict management of the epidemic, began to draw parallels between China's system, which they believe is a single-party state and authoritarian, and the Western system, which has an open structure allegedly with transparent information flow.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 22:37:56

My frenzied global search for a protective mask

As we loosen our focus on defeating COVID-19 and return to our previous ways, perhaps another virus will mutate and strike with renewed lethal force. The question is: Will we be prepared next time?
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 14:58:40

US withdraws from anti-terrorism front with Taliban peace deal

The US' counter-terrorism strategy that focuses on military strikes has repeatedly proven to be flogging a dead horse. Nonetheless, if the US and the Taliban can successfully finish the seven-day “reduction in violence,” they will likely create opportunity for more constructive rather than destructive counter-terrorism attempts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 15:18:40

Elections, partisan politics stymie epidemic control in US

The novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic will almost certainly spread in the US amid its outbreak across the globe, so it should be a concern to what extent the epidemic would impact the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/28 1:15:19

Seoul's quarantine criticism misplaced

Media in Beijing and Seoul should play a role in correcting public opinion by explaining that panic over the coronavirus disease undermines their friendship, and impacts the normal exchanges and collaboration between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 18:53:40

Chinese Americans caught between ugly history and difficult times

Despite the ugly racism that has come to the fore in the US in recent years, and the friction between Washington and Beijing, Brooks says the US is now more tolerant of Chinese-Americans than it was at the turn of the previous century.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 18:03:32

China bashers ignorant of epidemiology

Similar arguments have been used constantly by Western media lately, yet they have unveiled nothing but at least their short of professional knowledge, or even ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 17:23:40

Italy learns little from China's epidemic control, and pays the price

Simply, we should more correctly remember that “we are all human beings” and bear in mind that scientific knowledge is human as well, that is limited, perfectible and falsifiable. Do you remember Karl Popper? There is no such thing as scientific absolute truth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 10:58:40

Weaning off Facemasks

Weaning off Facemasks
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/27 11:31:43

Praise of Italy's measures sharp contrast to criticism of China

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has severely challenged not only China, but also the rest of world. The international community should promote cooperation and join hands to tackle the outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 17:58:40

Govt has ensured basic human rights in virus fight: report

The Chinese government has guaranteed the basic human rights of citizens in its fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, a study by a Chinese institute finds.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 19:48:40

What do we see through the fight against COVID-19?

History has proved that Chinese people never collapse in the face of hardships. They become stronger and braver. We Chinese people cherish the goodwill and fear no ill intent from others, and are absolutely confident and capable of winning this battle.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:43:40

The politics of xenophobia and news coverage of health crises

Clear heads and open hearts must prevail to ensure health crises around the world are solved and patients, regardless of race or color, can survive.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:13:40

Wall Street Journal must apologize for anti-China op-ed

The letters signed by reporters, editors and senior executives show there may be a division within the WSJ. The WSJ staff may already have disputes on economic interests and ways of reporting.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 12:23:40

US political system stymies effective virus response

The US is likely to face fierce challenges. It is possible that when China has already completed its epidemic prevention and control, the US will have just started to psychologically prepare to face the COVID-19. The US will certainly continue its prevention and control operations, but it is likely a difficult mission.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 10:38:40

China-Malaysia ties to remain on course amid surprise PM resignation

Regardless of who Malaysian prime minister will be, he will have vision and goals for economic development, which China, especially through its BRI, can offer. It is expected that Malaysia's next state leader will cooperate with China. And the same can be said of other Southeast Asian nations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/25 12:48:40

Eight negative arguments smearing China's virus fight must be refuted

China's efforts and achievements in fighting the epidemic are obvious to all. Everyone with a realistic attitude will make a fair evaluation. However, some in the international community have been looking at China through colored spectacles, and even slander those entities and individuals who have praised China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 21:18:40