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Las Vegas needs a COVID-19 containment lesson from Macao

Macao has shown impeccable leadership and is a beacon of hope for how mass tourism resort cities can manage this crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 14:38:40

EU in search of compromise to avoid economic crisis

The power of the national economies is not the same in all EU member states. There is a north-south split on the issue and finding a compromise appears difficulty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/27 13:58:40

Why American voters are easy to fool despite epic pandemic failure

As the vast majority of the US public has little savings and now no income during the lockdown, the US is faced with its biggest political and economic crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 23:13:40

Amid pandemic, it is not in India's interest to follow US rhetoric

The Indian government has not openly chosen sides between China and the US. Nor has it officially asked China to pay compensation for the COVID-19 or apologize to the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 22:03:40

China, India need common front to confront COVID-19

The most pressing challenge for India now is how to deal with the spread of COVID-19 at home. In this regard, it is of vital importance to enhance China-India cooperation and maintain the role and authority of the WHO.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/26 13:18:40

Black swan could return amid global reshuffle in post-pandemic era

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is considered a black swan due to its devastating effect on human health, social order, the economy, and global relations. Its impact will cause a major reshuffling in diplomacy, military, and trade among global uncertainty, which could lead to subsequent black swan events.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 13:11:08

Accusing China of deliberately exporting COVID-19 absurd

Conspiracy theorizing of this sort deflects attention from what actually went wrong. And it fuels the demonization of the Chinese political system at the same time we need collaboration between China and the rest of the world to deal with an urgent global pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/24 11:40:17

Western politicians unprepared for making hard decisions: Stephen Perry

The coronavirus pandemic has a growing number of countries in its grip. Sober-minded observers see that the real antidote to the crisis is cooperation, rather than accusing and even smearing other countries, yet certain politicians seem to have failed to realize that.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 20:33:40

China, Russia cooperation on virus fight reveals depth of partnership

The COVID-19 outbreak has expanded to most other countries in just one month, becoming the worst pandemic in a century. Global cooperation is the only way to maximize containment efforts for the benefit of all humanity. However, economic nationalism and populism prevail in Western countries and some politicians still shirk their responsibility. This damages global governance awareness, trust among nations and global efforts to fight the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 18:28:41

Why did China's lockdown work? The difference is state capacity

China's COVID-19 fight also shows the inherent cooperation and consensus of the Chinese people. People in Wuhan were very cooperative and made a huge sacrifice during the city's lockdown. This is obvious to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 18:08:40

US should stop playing political games

Seeking the origin of the virus is a serious and rational issue that calls for a science-based and professional approach. The so-called assumption that the virus came from a lab had long been dispelled by global scientists. The chief of the World Health Organization reiterated that there's no evidence that the virus was produced in a lab or for the purpose of making bioweapons.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 17:43:40

New attacks on Chinatowns are blind to the facts

The Chinese Lunar New Year, which always falls in the first or second month of the Gregorian calendar, is normally the busiest time in Chinatowns across the US. Celebrations attract tens of thousands of visitors to these neighborhoods where traditions are best kept. But this year, the most important holiday for Chinese corresponded with the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, which had ignited early racial attacks against Asians.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 17:33:40

Trump's ulterior motive for immigration suspension

Trump's immigration suspension can be regarded as part of his strategy for re-election by exploiting the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/23 10:13:40

Coronavirus exposes new gaps in US inequality

The novel coronavirus epidemic in the US has caused serious confrontations between governments and among social groups. Fear, resentment, exclusion, complaints, gloating and anger have become high-frequency words in the American media. The epidemic is doomed to be remembered for the increased division and the huge inequalities it is now causing and exposing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 21:33:40

Moon's election win to spur S.Korea's diplomacy

Moon has advocated greater diversity in South Korea's diplomacy. Apart from developing relations with the above four powers, South Korea will also strive to develop its diplomacy with Southeast Asia, India and Central Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 21:28:40

US election sees China bashing by both parties

The current US election campaign is cored in bringing down the opponents by attacking and recriminating each other. It has lost the ability to rebuild values and make the country lead the world. If the US has made China as a core target of its election campaign, and the US candidates posture to a more anti-China stance to pin a victory, it is obvious that the US has actually lost its confidence as a hegemonic power.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 19:48:40

COVID-19 reveals countries' differing capacity

When it comes to the prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19, countries around the world have adopted both similar and different measures. Different ways of containing the pandemic are determined by different countries' own political systems and governance. Europe and the US have similar political systems, yet their measures to rein in the virus are disparate. This shows their different state capacities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 19:43:41

Missouri's ridiculous lawsuit against China impossible to win

Missouri's lawsuit will not have any legal impact on China. We need to be vigilant to see if the US turns the lawsuit into persecution and discrimination against Chinese Americans. There have been several anti-Chinese chapters in US history. This time, it is led by a US government. China needs to further strengthen the protection of Chinese people overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 19:23:40