The novel coronavirus once allows us again to see the fragility of human beings. It is not a shame to admit we are still so weak and still struggle for survival in the earth. But it is unthinkable that human beings so easily forget history lessons why we need to work together to defeat our common threat, writes Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), Deputy Dean of Silk Road School, Renmin University of China.
An Open Letter to the People of the United States From 100 Chinese Scholars. 100 Chinese scholars share their views with American friends. They represent diverse academic fields including philosophy, political science, economics, medicine, international relations, sociology, law, communication, military science, and technology.
I live in Wangjing, a quite internationalized area in Beijing. Many Fortune 500 companies are headquartered there, and 10 percent of the around 600,000 residents are expats. Every weekend, I take walks in Wangjing's many parks to exercise and watch the changes in the city.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread globally, the question around "how the pandemic will shape the world" has received much attention. As UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, this is the greatest test for humanity since WWII. So far, the disease has represented an overwhelming public health challenge, likely to trigger an economic recession and social unrest – all of which constitute a complicated crisis which has far-reaching implications for the world order.
There is no doubt that the current, unprecedented global economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic requires unprecedented measures of global cooperation. However, the current global action is sadly insufficient and the future looks uncertain.True, the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit offered a glimmer of hope. Several good proposals were made, but they were not given adequate attention in the international media and in the work of decision-makers. Many are focusing on other themes, mainly revolving around the statistics of the pandemic and its victims, and on measures taken at the level of countries.
Where is the balance between Economy and Pandemic? The Answer is NO! There is no Balance in between. Then Who is pushing US and Europe to reopen economy? John Ross, senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, is here to explain the situation.