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What happens if China stops mask supplies?

Recent reports on Chinese-made face masks, and other medical supplies deemed sub-standard by other countries have emerged, and social media trolls, pundits, and politicians have had quite a field day with the stories. It's another opportunity for them to bash China, their perceived common enemy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/3 7:00:17

Chinese labor unrelated to BRI delays

There have been some voices from the Western world claiming the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects have been halted for involving a high proportion of Chinese employees, implying fears that Chinese workers with the coronavirus have curtailed BRI progress.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 17:48:40

Wuhan story might prove Trump is right about reopening economy - partially

Wuhan, which has started to reopen its economy, has shown that the process to restart the economy requires a lot of preparation and a coordinated plan. If Trump wants a speedy recovery for the US economy, he needs to pay attention to what's happening in Wuhan and get some pointers now, if he hasn't already.
Source: | 2020/4/2 3:11:06

Stigmatization may sabotage China-India cooperation in pandemic fight

Recent hyping of anti-China sentiment on India's social media networks may risk sabotaging potential cooperation between the two neighbors in the global pandemic fight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 0:02:18

China needs to manage quality of exported medical supplies

The Netherlands heath authorities have reportedly recalled 600,000 substandard masks imported from China. Soon after, Spain claimed coronavirus test kits purchased from China were defective. The two incidents were highly politicized by some media, which claimed China is using the pandemic as an opportunity to engage in mask diplomacy while countries are in need.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 21:38:40

India needs to ramp up preparations to stem COVID-19 assault

Many have noted that it's probably a matter of time before COVID-19 sweeps across India, despite its 21-day national lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 15:11:38

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