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Post time 2020-3-20 12:17:46 |Display all floors
US President Donald Trump has been repeatedly and deliberately using the term "Chinese virus," which is considered racist. This shows that Trump and his team are panicking and misbehaving. They have not found any good way to take the pandemic and the market sentiment under control. As a result, they wantonly escalated conflicts with China, trying to escape Americans' questions  over their incompetence, making China a target of their anger.

Previously, Trump was seen as reasonable for not blaming China for the serious epidemic in the US. It was mainly US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and certain US congressmen who have been firing on China. Yet, the recent quick spread of the pandemic in the US is making Trump, who used to reiterate the risks were low in the US, very awkward. US stocks were falling, constantly triggering "Trump circuit breakers". This is a heavy blow to Trump, which destroyed his economic achievements, which he has been most proud of and was counting on it to seek a second term in the Oval Office. Trump is really panicking.

Some believe it is the tweets of Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian that irritated Trump. On March 12, Zhao questioned the US on Twitter and raised the possibility that it was the US army that brought the virus to Wuhan last October. But Zhao only raised the question and demanded the US explain on his personal Twitter account, not on a diplomatic occasion. This is not on par with US politicians like Pompeo who used "Wuhan virus" and "Chinese virus" to smear China.

And here came Trump. There must have been elements of a show through which means he passes the buck to China so that the Americans will just find fault with China instead of blaming the incompetence of his administration.

Some Republicans and radical China hawks have been utilizing the US media system to help Trump administration. They demanded China to be held accountable for US losses, including suing the Chinese government for compensation.

Washington's behavior of passing the buck to China is political hooliganism. Among world leaders, only Trump and politicians like Pompeo are blathering on about "Chinese virus" or "Wuhan virus," blaming China for their own incompetence in the pandemic fight. The WHO has explicitly opposed linking the virus to specific countries and regions. The pandemic situation in many European and Asian countries is more severe than that in the US, yet none of them blamed China like the US. On the contrary, China has made huge sacrifices to bring the pandemic under control within its borders. It has gained time for the world. This is the official recognition of WHO, and it has hardly been disputed across the globe other than the US.

More and more countries are recognizing and learning from China's methods in the fight against the virus. The phased victory in China is inspiring hard-hit countries which are now in difficult times. Only Washington is still hysterically discrediting China.

Some US political elites are not only indulging in a geopolitical mind-set, their attitude toward China and other foreign countries have also been twisted. When China suffered from the epidemic, they were relatively calm. But when their country was hit by the virus, they just had no manners and became hysterical.

Trump's words are self-contradicting. Not long ago he praised China's anti-virus effort and thanked China for data sharing and cooperation. But he took a U-turn in his attitude by using "Chinese virus" and complaining that China did not disclose early reports about the virus to the US.

There are reasons to believe the pandemic situation in the US and continued meltdown of the US stock market have prompted the Trump administration to make a major strategy - making China a scapegoat.

We'd like to remind the US administration that its action is dangerous. Trump and his team must attentively fight the virus. Passing the buck to China will only deceive themselves instead of the American people. They would question the White House: What were you doing when China's anti-virus fight won the world enough time to prepare? Does the virus really pose so low risk that there is no need to panic, as you have claimed? (Source: Global Times)

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Post time 2020-3-20 18:10:57 |Display all floors
The amount of deaths in italy, which according to reports now have more deaths than China proves copying Chinas approach does not necessarily mean it will work in other countries. Each country must decide themselves which approach works best for them.
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Post time 2020-3-21 04:56:16 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2020-3-20 18:10
The amount of deaths in italy, which according to reports now have more deaths than China proves cop ...

My great friend, the problem lies not in the "approach" but in human behaviour.  In numerous countries after the lockdown, people are still running wild and ignoring their governments' warnings.  For instance, in one Asian country, thousands of people held a big religious gathering even though the government advised them to cancel it due to pandemic risk.  According to one participant, they had to go ahead with the religious gathering because they "feared God more than the virus."  
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Post time 2020-3-21 12:25:00 |Display all floors
"There are reasons to believe the pandemic situation in the US and continued meltdown of the US stock market have prompted the Trump administration to make a major strategy - making China a scapegoat."

Similarly China has made USA the scapegoat for its own perilous situation over the past few months.

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Newtown Post time: 2020-3-21 12:25
"There are reasons to believe the pandemic situation in the US and continued meltdown of the US stoc ...

China has made USA the scapegoat for its own perilous situation over the past few months?

Please provide evidence to prove your allegation.
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Post time 2020-3-21 18:30:48 |Display all floors
To people who have been keeping track of all Trump's venomous speeches and obscene tweets, his vicious insinuation against China and its people with the term "Chinese virus" is considered very mild and decent -- not racist enough to raise eyebrows.

Why?  Because as far back as 2012, Trump uttered something that could only spill from the mouth of a barbarian.

During a campaign event in Las Vegas, prior to bowing out of the 2012 presidential race, Trump took aim at China....

"So easy. I'd drop a 25 percent tax on China," Trump told the audience at a rally.... "And I could say: 'Listen, you motherf***ers, we're gonna tax you 25 percent,'" he added. The crowd then applauded and cheered loudly.

Source:  newsweekdotcom
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Post time 2020-3-21 21:57:32 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-3-21 12:25
"There are reasons to believe the pandemic situation in the US and continued meltdown of the US stoc ...

  I don't think it's the right time for people  to trade barbs and jabs over the origin of this virus when cash-strapped citizens around the world are waiting for their governments to succour them financially; some of them may even get inflicted by this virus and won't be able to pull through , alas, thanks to the paucity of proper treatment and medical equipment.

  Thus, it would be cruel for us to see politicians sniping at each other on TV while many citizens around the world appear wrong-footed by the onset of this virus. They just don't know what to do.

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