Opinion

COVID-19: The Conspiracy Theories Go On, By Abdullahi D. Mohammed

The most talked about of such conspiracy theories that has gained traction, especially in the social media space, is that the coronavirus is a biological weapon developed by the Chinese in order to wade off or balance trade disputes with the And on the flip side, there is the other…
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Opinion

How China got to zero new domestic COVID-19 cases By Tom Fowdy

On Thursday, China's National Health Commission reported that there were zero new domestic cases of the coronavirus in the country, including Wuhan - the epicenter of the outbreak in China, a monumental shift from months ago when new cases were adding up in thousands. The claim was a bold one…
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Guest Columns

Working Together Towards A Health Silk Road, By Zhou Pingjian

As President Xi points out, “We should step up efforts in deepening medical and health cooperation, and enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation in the alert on infectious diseases, disease control and prevention, medical assistance, traditional medicines and other areas, so as to jointly build a health Silk Road.” The COVID-19 outbreak…
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Guest Columns

COVID-19: Ensuring the Safety and Protection of International Students, By Zhou Pingjian

We are trying our best to provide services for international students. The Chinese government cares about the life and health of foreign students, just as we care about those of our own children. Leading local officials have either visited foreign students in person or spoken to them through video links.…
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Opinion

Coronavirus and the Media: Perfect Instruments of Modern Warfare, By ‘Tope Fasua

Whoever made the graphics did not have the intention of helping China manage the crisis, or even the world to contain the disease. This was war. It is subtle, requires no guns to fight, no bombs, no troops on ground, but it is war all the same, with very devastating…
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Opinion

NCP: It’s Time for Facts, Science and Solidarity, By Zhou Pingjian

Regrettably, we have noted some rumors and lies on the NCP epidemic. The virus is horrible. What’s more horrible is rumours and panic. As the WHO director-general, Dr. Tedros, has repeatedly called on people not to believe in rumours or spread them, “This is the time for facts, not fear.…
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Columns

Researching and Understanding West African Societies, By Jibrin Ibrahim

A clear winner of the West African crisis is China, which is increasing its commerce with the zone, extracting natural resources for its own benefit but also contributing to the infrastructural and social development of the zone. One the massive transformation in physical mobility enabled by the fact that China…
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Columns

Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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