What are people talking today
- The Japan Times' Hal Brand: Modest multilateralism is in America's interest, and China’s too
"Great-power rivalry will persist and intensify. Autocratic nationalism will continue to test the world order built by America and its democratic allies. International organizations will remain venues for rivalry as well as for cooperation. Pretending the coronavirus has somehow healed these “pre-existing conditions” in the international system would simply leave Washington and its friends vulnerable to more predatory actors."
- CGTN's Adriel Kasonta: Asking China to pay for COVID-19 is like a spoiled kid crying foul
"I think that China in the coming years will be perceived as an enemy, not as a partner. And it's very dangerous trajectory for all other countries which will have to choose between the United States and China, which was also delivered by the famous international theory realist, Mr. John Mearsheimer who said that because of the economic interaction between Europe and other countries with China, "jealous gods of the United States" will somehow try to punish them."
- Victor K. Fung, Chairman of the Fung Group: The Trade Cure for the Global Economy
"As we work to revitalize multilateralism, we must also reshape it in a way that recognizes and reflects the many dimensions of global interdependency. This means, first and foremost, ensuring open and sustainable global trade, which is a proven means of enabling all countries – large and small, rich and poor – to achieve economic growth and alleviate poverty. Trade also underpins global peace and stability, by giving everyone a stake in the same world system."
ON U.S-CHINA RELATIONS
- House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes: Committee's concerns about China have stretched back years, long before coronavirus
- The Times' Edward Lucas: Time is running out for the West to stop China's global takeover
- SCMP: If Trump bodes ill, a Biden victory could be even worse for China
- Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong & Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance: What COVID-19 Reveals About the US and China
- Kevin P. Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, & Yu Yongding, former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: COVID-19 and the Thucydides Trap
- SCMP's Anthony Rowley: Why China – not the US – remains key to Asia’s trade and economic recovery after Covid-19
- Abc14News's Brandon G. Jones: ‘This Is A War — It’s A War That China Started By Spawning The Virus’
- CGTN: Navarro's disappointing buck-passing accusations
- Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University: There Is No China Crisis
- Jacobin's Branko Marcetic: The US Political System Is to Blame for This Pandemic
ON SECURITY AND SOUTH CHINA SEA
- European Leadership Network's Sahil Shah: Why America's Accusations That China Is Testing Nuclear Weapons Harms Arms Control
- Mark J. Valencia, adjunct senior scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies: As the world focuses on Covid-19, is China exploiting the distraction in the South China Sea? Only if you believe US propaganda