What are people talking today:
- David J. Firestein, president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations: US-China decoupling unfeasible
"In my view, both China and the US made significant mistakes in the early stages of responding to the COVID-19 crisis; neither country has handled the pandemic flawlessly. Still, I am of the view that what matters most at present is not who is to blame for the current state of affairs, but rather, what we can do, together, to curb the spread of this virus and mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on the physical and economic health of the world’s population."
- SIIS's Chen Dongxiao & Shao Yuqun: Donald Trump’s decision to halt US funding to the World Health Organisation could have devastating consequences, especially in the developing world
"An abrupt cessation of US funding will not only hobble the WHO’s fight against Covid-19, especially in developing nations, but will also hamper the organisation’s ability to counter other health threats such as Ebola"