Opinion

COVID-19: Denying Responsibility, While Blaming China and WHO, By Simbo Olorunfemi

There is little doubt that in some parts of the world, there is an unwillingness to take responsibility; there has to be a fall-guy. While countries such as South Korea, Singapore, Germany and even Nigeria picked themselves up and came up with a containment strategy, others have been more interested…
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China Must Pay Reparations To Africa For Its Coronavirus Failures, By Oby Ezekwesili

The economic shock caused by the coronavirus has badly reduced the opportunity Africa would otherwise have had to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. The African Union Commission estimates that Africa’s gross domestic product will shrink by as much as per cent, resulting in 20 million job losses. The…
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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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