Critics say that the government’s reluctance to impose meaningful lockdown measures sooner resulted in much unnecessary death and suffering. Naturally, Boris Johnson’s announcement to begin easing lockdown restrictions has been met with much confusion and anger.
India’s new foreign direct investment (FDI) policy which is mainly aimed at blocking investment from Chinese companies in the Indian market is nothing but to confine oneself in a cage in the era of globalization.
With so many bad faith accusations levelled at China from so many sources, to say Beijing is waging a misinformation war doesn’t tell us the full story, whilst western actors are free to say what they want and receive very little scrutiny for it.
China reacted differently to the crisis than those in the West, no doubt a result of those deeply engrained Confucian values. We may have something to learn from the Chinese model of fighting threats like coronavirus, and perhaps, even something to learn from China in the art of good governance.
Human beings are facing a tough challenge; we should realize that cooperation, common interest, building confidence, and preserving social values are the only way to help us beat the virus.
Rather than examining their own failures, governments instead deflect and blame Beijing in both ideological and cultural terms as an ‘oriental’ other who does not live up to the West’s conceptualization of ‘civilization’. It is wrong, misleading and dishonest for given countries to now scapegoat their own obvious and well cited administrative failures onto China.
If victory over COVID-19 is to be achieved, the world must come together now for the better future as China’s experience has proved this.
The Chinese experiences that they exchanged with the whole world, without exception, contributed to saving many lives.
When the COVID-19 virus finally reached a critical mass in the US in early March it created many difficult choices for universities. However, UTSA already had contingency plans in place that permitted it to protect both its academic and administrative operations.
As the fight against the emergency of coronavirus draws to a close, China must carry on to fulfill other important tasks this year as planned.