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World should learn from COVID-19 and reform to prevent future pandemics

The notion that not all lives are equal in the face of this virus, and the fact that millions of people have no access to free or affordable healthcare upsets me. What is even more depressing and tiresome is that the global political mess and lack of solidarity is only seen when humankind is faced with a universal crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 18:18:40

ASEAN Plus Three strive to triumph over COVID-19: expert

The cooperation between APT countries is characterized by “emergency-driven” – the tougher the situation they face, the closer and more effective the cooperation between each other.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 18:03:40

China-India cooperation imperative for COVID-19 fight

China and India account for two-fifths of the world's population, which is of great significance to humans to overcome this pandemic. The two countries have a lot of room for cooperation in overcoming COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 15:08:40

What is an alternative for a dying US democracy?

The growing consensus in the West is that US democracy is dying. To make the US more governable, whether by Trump or Biden in the next four years beginning in 2021, another New Deal will be necessary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/18 9:43:40

Western media's futile attempt to drive China, Africa apart

At this moment, mutual respect is particularly important. Chinese in African countries, including diplomats and businessmen, must respect and comply with local laws and customs, so should Africans in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 18:17:22

Canada should show goodwill to China's COVID-19 aid

I hope Canadians and Chinese will comprehend our complicated situation with the US and acknowledge we behave with the utmost sense of decorum and diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 18:03:40

Guangzhou's hospitality contradicts allegations of racism against Africans

It is therefore no wonder that today, China has the largest number of African international students in the world. These are trends that completely contradict allegations that Africans in China are facing discrimination and racist attacks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 13:48:40

Fox News conspiracy theory 'revenge' as it is shamed by China's epidemic control

Reading the report was an unbelievable experience, and not because the Fox News claim rocked my understanding of China, but how it was unfathomable that a major news outlet would make such a ridiculous claim and even take it seriously.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 11:18:40

Locked-at-home videos giving freelance careers a boost

Making vlogs has become an activity that refreshes their lives during the depressing days and boosts their morale.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 10:48:40

African Americans' COVID-19 death rate reveals racial divide

The Trump administration and Democratic party leaders have rejected Medicare for All, posing a bleak future on the country's ability to heal the racial divide that has been ever-present for centuries.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/17 1:08:40

Pandemic raises core values conversation in US

In the US mask-hysteria debates illustrate core elements of what could loosely be defined as American exceptionalism: staunch individualism, enterprising business spirit, putting checks and balances on the state, while distancing from too much international influence.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 20:43:40

West's pandemic falsehoods debunked

It is regrettable to see people in power in the West who care more about private interests than saving lives.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 18:18:40

Can US defeat COVID-19 and keep the republic?

How many people in Africa will die as a result of the WHO's cut in funding is anybody's guess. The phrase attributed to Sophocles, “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad,” could well be applied here.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 15:58:40

Personal privacy vs public protection; a pandemic dilemma

Every country has to reach a delicate balance between privacy and public health. There is no perfect solution. But when lives are at stake, even as a very private person, I can see which side of the seesaw should carry most weight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 15:13:40

White House, US media wrangling costing lives

Historically, every time the US encounters a major crisis, the president's approval rating will ascend to a certain extent. So it is normal that Trump's support once reached the highest since he took office. However, if the epidemic continues to run out of control, his reelection will be subjected to a negative impact.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 14:52:05

West feels challenged by China's new 'Wolf Warrior' diplomacy

Perhaps the West is wary of China's “Wolf Warrior” style of diplomacy because it's not afraid to expose the true face of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 11:18:40

Following Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy to build a community with a shared future for mankind through international cooperation against COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has dragged the whole human race into a fierce war with a highly infectious disease on a global scale. Facing the sudden and unprecedented attack of a virus unknown before, the Chinese people are pulling together with the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 9:02:21

Trump's WHO funding halt rash but typical

Undermining the WHO amid the global pandemic can only fuel the virus. If the US doesn't resume funding after its review, other WHO members will have to increase contributions to fill the gap to allow the organization to function as efficiently as possible. The US will likely want to renegotiate its share of funding and China may inevitably become a bigger contributor.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 1:13:40