US and Taiwan cannot afford starting new game over Taiwan question: Global Times editorial

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a congratulatory message to Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen on the eve of May 20 congratulating her on the commencement of second term in office.

With flagging influence, US distorts China’s loans (Global Times)

In a speech via video link Monday at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly, President Xi Jinping said China will work with other G20 members to implement the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the poorest countries.

By Zhang Yi

India could suffer from speculative attitude amid China-US conflict (Global Times)

With COVID-19 still spreading around the world, certain groups of people in India, including its military, have seen a rising speculative attitude regarding conflict between China and the US, with a view to possible benefits from the situation. If this attitude extends to India’s foreign policy, it will only damage the country’s relations with China and hinder its focus on pandemic prevention, as well as the long-term economic recovery.

By Qian Feng

Joint anti-pandemic fight injects a new impetus into China-Canada ties (Global Times)

China said on May 13 that it is actively engaging with Canada to cooperate on developing COVID-19 medicines and vaccines. The National Research Council of Canada also confirmed the same, with both the countries lauding the move at the official level.

By Liu Dan

China’s countermeasures ready for prolonged ‘war’ with US: Global Times editorial

Based on Global Times sources, if the US further pinches Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei by blocking companies such as TSMC from providing chips to the company, China will carry out countermeasures, such as including certain US companies into its list of “unreliable entities,” imposing restrictions on or investigating US companies such as Qualcomm, Cisco and Apple, and suspending purchases of Boeing aircraft.

Giving up COVID-19 fight a betrayal to mankind (Global Times)

“This virus may never go away,” said Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, during a briefing on Wednesday. He also said that he doesn’t believe “anyone can predict when this disease will disappear” and it requires a “massive effort” to control the virus.

By Li Qingqing