An Gang, Adjunct Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Jul 21, 2021
China has had major success in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, which the U.S. and other Western countries are reluctant to admit. It must now remain levelheaded and modest, sustain its victory and keep the elbow room it has obtained in diplomacy and public opinion.
Jul 15, 2021
Concerns were raised that competition between China and the U.S. will jeopardize climate cooperation.
Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Jun 30, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to diplomatically lead America through the Covid-19 pandemic, despite calls for his resignation and the defamation of his name.
He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jun 30, 2021
Cooperation on this important issue will pave the way for joint efforts to overcome other global challenges. The wholehearted cooperation of China and the United States is essential for the success of any effort to solve global challenges. It is time for concerted action, not squabbling.
Bill Emmott, Former editor-in-chief of The Economist
Jun 21, 2021
When will the world have vaccinated 80% of all adults, the level presumed by scientists to produce herd immunity against COVID-19? Most people’s answer is 2023 or 2024, which suggests deep pessimism about the progress of vaccinations outside the rich world. That is also why pledges at the recent G7 summit to donate one billion doses to poor countries during this year and in 2022 look to some like generous game-changers.
Joseph S. Nye, Professor, Harvard University
Jun 10, 2021
A century ago, an influenza pandemic killed more people than died in World War I. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more Americans than died in all US wars since 1945. A big difference, however, is that science did not have a vaccine for the influenza virus back then, but now several companies and countries have created vaccines for COVID-19.
Ben Reynolds, Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Jun 10, 2021
India’s COVID crisis is a perfect case study in unlearned lessons, poor preparedness, and the continuing threat of the virus even as richer countries climb their way back to full function.
Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
May 28, 2021
China and the United States should proceed from easier topics to more difficult ones, seeking new paradigms of interaction under new circumstances. Success in climate cooperation, if achieved, may serve as a demonstration of feasibility for other areas.
Zhang Monan, Deputy Director of Institute of American and European Studies, CCIEE
May 27, 2021
Areas with a high concentration of energy-intensive industry — in particular those that are fast-growing and emission heavy — will be hardest hit. In response, the central government should step up its efforts to help these areas embrace carbon neutrality through such means as carbon quota trading.
Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong
Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance
May 08, 2021
Last week, the world marked the 51st Earth Day. This year’s theme – “Restore Our Earth” – was apt. As the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us, the effects of human activity on the planet do not respect borders. The Earth is a single living, self-regulating system, and it demands a single, shared system of accounting that balances at the global level. We need a one-Earth balance sheet.