The World Health Organization botched its response to the novel coronavirus. It legitimized China’s early and misleading claims about the disease, which set back the initial response to the virus in other countries, including in the US
Is it time for the U.S. to move on from the blame game over who did what on Covid-19, and get back to doing business with the Chinese Communist Party, China’s Government, Chinese universities, business firms, and social organizations?
It is now seven weeks since I published an opinion column in the London Sunday Times with the headline, “Let’s Zoom Xi Jinping. He has questions to answer about coronavirus” (April 5, 2020). In it, I posed six questions that I suggested should be put to the Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping.
The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) move to defy its legal obligations and dismantle Hong Kong's autonomy leaves the Trump White House with few good options. The United States will not use military force to defend a tiny city-state that partially sits on the Chinese mainland. But American leaders could render the CCP's victory a hollow one. They could create a haven in this country for Hong Kong's greatest assets—its human and financial capital.