Worry has been spreading within international public opinion fields - that a hot war between China and the US is about to break out. There have been rumors and speculation going around that the US could neutralize some of China's island bases in the South China Sea. Others say a military conflict may spark accidentally. Journalists have been interviewing scholars over the topic what, "if a war breaks out." There have even been rumors that some Chinese people are sharing the knowledge of civil air defense in their WeChat Moments. Anxiety is lingering.
Retaliation measures enforced by the Chinese government in response to US provocations are overwhelmingly supported by the public, and increasingly more Chinese people disfavor the US amid the recent spate of unprecedented tensions since the two countries established diplomatic ties in the late 1970s, a survey showed on Monday.
A recent article published in the China Economic Diplomacy Watch pointed to the "Five Eyes" – the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – as the key rallying group for Pompeo's call for a containment policy toward China. The article has indicated a crucial element in the danger the world is facing. The unifying factor in this grouping is, firstly, that the "Five Eyes" are all English-speaking countries, and secondly, that they all at one time or the other belonged to the British Empire.
For those who have experienced the hardship of waiting in line at hospitals, the advent of online diagnosis is a boon. "Send your request, and you'll get answered in 10 minutes with more than 230,000 doctors ready to respond." This is what an Internet medical service platform promises its users. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hindered normal operation in a majority of hospitals, making contactless diagnosis and treatment preferred by many patients, which increased the market expectations on Internet healthcare.
As uncertainties pile up in the potential deal between TikTok's US operation and a US buyer, TikTok is reported to have engaged in talks with several possible buyers, including Microsoft and Twitter. However, experts said the company may face further pressure from US President Donald Trump's arbitrary policies, and it is not impossible for TikTok to abandon the deal. Twitter - the most recent potential bidder for TikTok's US business - is said to have approached TikTok, but given the size of Twitter, it would be impossible for the company to acquire TikTok without engaging with other large institutional investors, some analysts said.
Facing the plight of COVID-19 and the looming economic prospects, governments and international organizations have devoted themselves to avoiding a debt crisis. According to recent reports, over 100 low- and middle-income countries will still have to pay a total of 130 billion U.S. dollars in debt service in 2020.
On July 25th, an international meeting in Opposition to the US-led New Cold War on China organized by scholars and activists from 48 countries voluntarily was broadcast live on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. The joint statement with 14-language version of "A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity" has attracted great attention from the international community. The event brought together 17 well-known scholars and opinion leaders from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil and other countries to participate in the speech. Yury Tavrovksy, the author: 'America Against China: Cold War in Times of Coronavirus', is one of the speakers of the "No to the New Cold War" initiative.