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.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a process of either “de-sinicization” or “de-Americanization?”
By Chu Yin
An economy-crippling lockdown doesn’t seem to have deterred India from daring to dream big as its ambition to replace China’s role in the global industrial chain expands.
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
This year’s two sessions, China’s most important annual political event, will convene on May 21 and 22 after being delayed for about two months due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
By Zhang Shuhua
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
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.
“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
Most Chinese people are named after their father’s surname. This has been a tradition in China as well as most parts of the world. Most Chinese do not find anything wrong with it.
By Li Qingqing