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Racist sickness plagues as much as COVID-19 infects Americans

This time, the COVID-19 pandemic that has made the black community its biggest target with a much higher proportion of deaths than for the white population, as well as destroying millions of jobs held by black people, has inevitably added fuel to the flames of the anger and made the protests more forceful.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 18:05:12

Floyd murder repels African countries

Experts on human rights and civil society movements in Africa now say that the death of Floyd personifies police violence and systemic racism. Many now consider the US to be at a crossroads, a country in crisis, and turning on its own people as racial tensions reach an all-time high.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/4 14:29:32

US unable to manipulate cross-Straits situation

Given Tsai's intention to change the status quo, the cross-Straits situation could become increasingly risky.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:38:40

Militaries need legal support for humanitarian missions

The UN and relative international organizations should formulate comprehensive, authoritative and effective international laws and regulations to provide legal support for all countries' military forces to carry out international humanitarian missions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 19:08:40

Middle class deteriorates while African Americans suffer

The looting and other violence show us the deeper currents and catalysts to this state of affairs; there is a much deeper socioeconomic deterioration which has plagued the US particularly since the post Reagan mid-1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 17:57:24

Hard for US to recover PR damage in Africa after Floyd's death

As this year mark the 60 Years of African Independence, a historic time of liberation, it's the right time for African countries, the AU, and African communities in countries like the US to strengthen unity for protection of the global African diaspora.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 17:53:38

Riots and COVID-19 serious US governing crises

The fate of African Americans and people of color in the US is worrying. They take to streets to seek justice in spite of threats posed by the epidemic and put their lives at risks, but they may not get justice in the end.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 16:48:40

Washington threats over HK at its own cost

If the US abandons Hong Kong with aggressive moves, its capital, firms, and personnel will be soon replaced by those from other parts of the world. Thus, it will be much more costly for the US to regain market share in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 12:04:25

G7 expansion more symbolic than substantive

No matter if G7 becomes the G11 or G12, this will largely be symbolic but ineffective.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 22:23:40

Chaos will be eased, but long-time woes in US remain

If the racial conflict in the US cannot be resolved, similar riots may occur again in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 21:43:40

Two party politics leaves African Americans no chance to make a change

African Americans, as well as other minorities who suffer inequality, won't see their agony end if they are stuck choosing either group of politicians. But what other option do they have?
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 18:53:40

Scholars call for China-India cooperation in COVID-19 fight

Cooperation is the only effective way to contain the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 18:43:13

Inept US leadership fuels racial fires

Perhaps it would be wiser for US authorities to safeguard the rights of those protesters in America who are demanding nothing short of the "American Dream" of justice and equality for all. Democracy, real democracy, should start at home.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2020/6/2 16:59:20

Trump's move on Hong Kong stems from US domestic political pressure

The current anti-China sentiment is closely related to the pressure of the coming presidential election and the economic difficulties caused by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 22:58:40

EU economic actions reflect state interventions they decry

European political elites who are stuck in Eurocentrism should review the history of China-Europe exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 22:28:40

How to measure Trump's impact from Yiwu

The US used to be a great country and the Americans are kind and innocent. But under the leadership of current administration, does the US still have the chance to be great again?
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 20:02:43

George Floyd murder exposes rotten racism in the US

In 2016, Trump won the popular support from the low- and middle-class white people who felt they were reversely discriminated under the Obama era. Trump himself is a racist president, as Democrats call him. The latest protests may just lead to ever stronger white supremacy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 11:44:34

What to be wary of in robust EU strategy toward China?

Europe seems to stress more “value” dimensions of its policy toward China. Despite the fact that China respects Europe's commitments to its own value system, a so-called value-based policy is turning into interference into China's own affairs. This posture will greatly damage the trust China and Europe have built up together for years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 21:48:41

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