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Quality paramount in global supply of medical products

Chinese enterprises should be aware of the standards different countries have imposed on medical supplies when exporting or donating products.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/30 20:51:03

Larger stimulus spending to guard against 'rainy days'

To shield China's economy from the assault of the novel coronavirus, which is spreading voraciously across the globe, this country needs to mete out a proportionately larger stimulus package - targeted at revitalizing domestic spending power while pivoting to fire up more investment on future technologies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 20:48:42

Global trading system must be maintained amid COVID-19 pandemic

While China has taken the lead in reining in the coronavirus pandemic and is steering toward restoring normalcy, the global spread of the virus is escalating day by day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 14:39:36

Hantavirus shows need for cooperation in public health

The death of a Chinese worker from the hantavirus has sparked wide attention, especially overseas. The virus poses very low risks, but, amid the coronavirus pandemic, it's a signal that developing countries, such as China and India, should invest together and cooperate in the public health field.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 22:37:28

Pandemic calls for global coordination on daily necessities

Facing an escalating coronavirus threat, some countries have imposed harsh lockdowns and border controls, which may cause shortages of daily necessities due to incomplete industrial chains. A global coordination mechanism covering basic necessities among countries is imperative.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:26:44

India could use Chinese help to ease virus economic woes

India is reportedly locking down large swaths of the country. Such hard-core moves have merit and will effectively counter the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. But India's economic revival after the pandemic should be prepared in advance. China can play an active role in this process.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 22:29:29

Trump administration needs to address coronavirus head on

During a big crisis, like the raging novel coronavirus pandemic the world is now facing, a country calls for strong and no-nonsense leadership. But apparently, Donald Trump is not that leader.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 22:13:40

China covers coronavirus medical bills for citizens; now it's US' turn

What are the most serious challenges of preventing and controlling the coronavirus in Beijing and Washington? The key is whether China and the US can ensure timely and effective treatment of the four types of people: low or no income and low or no medical insurance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 14:07:41

West's weak policies may hurt lower income people

Inefficient responses from Western countries to the coronavirus pandemic will eventually cost their middle and lower classes. Many Western media that used to side with biased politicians attacking China now admit the incompetence of their own governments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 23:14:32

India must not fall into the same trap as the West

The Indian economy is already expected to slow further this year, and the threat of the coronavirus could add extra pressure. Western countries like the US have shown, the biggest threat is ignorance and unpreparedness. India must be wary of the risks and fully prepared.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 22:48:40

Fed focuses on short term, disregards long-term effects

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) on Sunday announced an interest rate cut and quantitative easing (QE) program, which shocked global markets.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 22:23:11

US COVID-19 emergency plan not too late

US President Donald Trump recently declared a national emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during a White House press conference. The widely expected move to prevent the spread of the virus in the country invoked powers granted under the Stafford Act to allow substantially increased federal aid to states and local governments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 0:23:40

Unity can ease medical supply shortages in the world

As #COVID-19 spreads across the world, nations should together devise an emergency coordination mechanism to remove transportation barriers to solve the shortage of medical supplies in countries that need them most.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 20:58:40

China's 6 pct growth goal for 2020 remains the same

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), media have expressed concern over the Chinese economy. COVID-19 may impact the domestic economy, but its fundamentals will remain unchanged. The engines that drive the domestic economy are just as powerful before the outbreak. The country will not have a problem achieving a 6 percent GDP growth in 2020.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/3/16 1:14:29

Herding an economic revival tentatively, cautiously

It is heartening to see that the ferocious spread of the coronavirus has been effectively contained in China, which has been evidenced by the single-digit daily new infections in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. Other provinces and cities in the country have largely been cleared of the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/15 21:30:20

Trump's speech reveals serious risks for US, global economy

After the coronavirus rapidly spread across his country, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday night delivered a rare national address to reassure the US public and calm skittish financial markets. But the roughly 10-minute speech was anything but reassuring and calming.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 22:50:01

China not interested in 'mask diplomacy' amid COVID-19 crisis

As the world continues to grapple with the fast-spreading coronavirus and desperately searches for supplies of essential protective gear and medical treatment equipment, some in the West are seeking to bring geopolitics into the equation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 23:23:30

A bearish US stock market could be temporary

The US economy is highly dependent on the stock market. The bearish US stock market may be temporary, which needs to be closely watched. However, if the US stock market keeps sliding down, the impact on the US economy could be huge, sending jitters to the world economy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 21:48:40