During the recovery process, the whole world has to rise to this challenge by rapidly transforming the way we respond and reshape our world to create a secure and sustainable future for all.
The spread of the coronavirus is showing us that what we share is much more powerful than what keeps us apart. Fundamentally we are fighting for the same cause.
No one knows when the COVID-19 nightmare will end. If there is a good thing within the tragedy, this is the general admission that international cooperation needs to be strengthened. The responsibility of China and the EU becomes higher than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic will cause a shock to the global economy. No country will be able to avoid its impacts. In order for the global economy to recover, it is necessary for an open world to reconnect the fuel line to promote economic resumption.
President Xi Jinping emphasizes innovation in tandem with reform and opening up, and speaks of a community with a shared future for humanity. For this to be realizable, however, requires people on all sides working harder to suppress the worst aspects of themselves while embracing the best aspects of others.
To focus solely on border security is narrow-minded. Finger pointing in a global crisis is short-sighted. Infectious diseases constitute challenges far beyond the realm of medical science and the borders of any single country. They test our global conceptions and mindset.
Dismantling global value chains under the myopic guise of punishment, fear of vulnerability, or nationalism would not only be a rejection of the positive benefits of globalization but it would deny a coronavirus-torn world both the spirit and collaborative opportunities that are so desperately needed today.
These are evidences showing that the scientific community in the U.S. has known about the virus almost the same time when the Chinese doctors and scientists discovered it.
China should also speed up the implementation of free trade agreements with major countries and neighboring regions.