In the post-epidemic age, how will China cope with hot-spot issues such as China-US bilateral ties and the Taiwan question? How should we view the so-called wolf warrior style of diplomacy? Two Chinese experts shared their insights with the Global Times on these points.
The connections may not immediately seem evident between COVID-19, Brexit, and the new intensified drive by the US to try to force Britain to cut Huawei out of its 5G network. But they immediately become clear when the present economic, and therefore geopolitical, consequences of the US and UK governments' catastrophic errors in mishandling COVID-19 are understood.
The US coronavirus death toll has officially surpassed 100,000. This is sad, but for US President Donald Trump, such a number is not shocking at all.
Some US politicians have been relentlessly pursuing an escalation in tension with China for the sake of short-term political interests, even at the cost of the US' leading financial position in the world. With the Trump administration claiming to announce a "strong response" this week to intervene in China's domestic legislation, as well as recent US politicians' insults about Chinese companies listing on American stock markets, global investors are concerned that the US might start a "financial war" with China. In interviews with the Global Times, two Chinese economists noted that although a comprehensive financial war is not likely, conflicts is inevitable due to US politicians' political schemes, which will hurt China but will also damage US financial sectors.
Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University, shared his insights in an interview with RT on HK situation.
A Chinese surveying team reaches the summit of Mt. Qomolangma on May 27, 2020. In order to pay tribute to the brave climbers, we shared the mountaineering experience and thoughts of Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China (RDCY) , who had reached the top of Asia, Europe and Africa. This article is based on the author's experience after climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro in February 2019.