The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted almost every country, and many of the world's leading politicians and scholars are now discussing world order after the crisis. The pandemic will indeed change many things, but for the international political and economic landscape, it will be more of a catalyst, accelerating or revealing political and economic processes that already existed but are not so apparent.
The coronavirus situation in the US and Europe is now so serious that it is overwhelming the ability of numerous Western governments to develop strategic policies. Given the immense efforts and suffering the Chinese people put into fighting the coronavirus, it is difficult for them to imagine that the situation in the West is very many times worse than it was at the worst moment of the crisis in China. But this reality is proven by the facts.
Faced with ethnic and religious conflicts, territorial disputes, and climate change, water resources crisis, and other non-traditional security threats, China and India as two ancient civilizations, should set an example for the world. The two countries should enhance mutual understanding through people to people exchanges and dialogue between civilizations.
Former British prime minister Winston Churchill once said: "The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." The COVID-19 pandemic has repeatedly broken people's previous assumptions. At first people thought it was just a new SARS, then it was predicted to likely come to an end when summer arrives.
As the outbreak is spreading worldwide, posing an enormous threat to life and health and bringing a formidable challenge to global public health security, the article said, it is imperative for the international community to strengthen confidence, act in unity and work together in a collective way.Viruses respect no borders, and epidemics do not distinguish between races, it went on, adding that this global public health emergency has driven home the urgency and imperative need to build a community with a shared future for mankind.
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, China has worked hard to overcome the peak of the outbreak and people have started to return to work and resume production. It is the hope of people around the world, who are still at the most difficult stage of their anti-virus war, to receive anti-epidemic assistance. Yet some bizarre accusations against China have arisen. This attempt to cast blame on China is designed to divert attention from their own country's inept responses to COVID-19. We must recognize these as obfuscations that so regrettably undermine humanity's efforts to end the pandemic.
Is there such a thing as the China model? Former president of Slovenia Danilo Türk shares his thoughts with CGTN anchor Wang Guan on the topic and why China's development model will remain distinctive from Western ones. With China's Two Sessions underway and the country's 14th Five-Year Plan being reviewed, he also discusses the significance of the plan for both China and the world at large.